Browsing the September 2018 archive of Pastors Corner

Gan"green" with Envy

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/26/18

You covet but do not possess…you kill and envy but you cannot obtain…

What is it that we are most created to covet or want to possess by the very nature of our existence and who created us? We are created by an infinite being who Scripture defines as ... Read More »

Suffer the Little Ones

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/24/18

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.”

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the ... Read More »

9/11 Reflection on the Incarnation

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/11/18

When we contemplate the life of Christ, we perhaps form images in our mind that are very sanitary, idyllic almost romantic. For example, during Christmas we are bombarded with manger scenes that present the Holy Family in a cave or stable that is beautiful and might even make the ... Read More »

Green Scapular

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/07/18

GREEN SCAPULAR MASS

The Green Scapular, called by Our Lady, “The Badge of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” was given to the world by the Blessed Virgin Mary through a series of apparitions to Sister Justine Bisqueyburo, a Daughter of Charity, in the early 1840’s in Paris, France. On ... Read More »

Nature of Religion

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/05/18

How many of you have ever heard someone in complaining about organized religion say…I am not religious but I am spiritual? The word religion comes from the Latin word “Re-Ligare”. “Ligare” means “to bind” or to “connect”.  Adding the “re” before “ligare” causes the word to mean “Re-Bind” or ... Read More »