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How I Found My Vocation: By a Traditional Seminarian HOLY VOCATIONS - December 8, 2014 ... hidden away, and I wanted to worship God at that Mass. Besides, there was not a Traditional Mass near by, I had no car, and I knew no one at that university who liked or desired the Traditional Mass. Because of the Mass, and for other reasons as well, I moved back home where there were several Traditional Masses at a reasonable distance. I will never forget the first time I went to the Traditional Latin Mass. It was a first Friday, Sung Mass of the Sacred Heart. The beautiful traditional style ...http://holyvocations.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-i-found-my-vocation-by-traditional.html
Priest Claims Non-Greek Priests Treated As Second-Class Clergy BYZANTINE, TEXAS - December 4, 2014 ( Metro ) - There will be no Christmas service in Peterborough for Greek Orthodox Christians this year. Former priest of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Reverend Father Kurt (Kyriakos) Wegner is fighting his archbishop at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, alleging he's been discriminated against because he is not Greek. Wegner is an American, raised Catholic, who converted to the Greek Orthodox Faith in 1998. In 2001, he moved to Toronto with his (now ex) wife, ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2014/12/priest-claims-non-greek-priests-treated.html
A Covenant With Our King HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - November 23, 2014 ... rural diocese put an ad for seminarians in several big-city newspapers. The first young man he interviewed asked how much a priest gets paid. A bit thrown by the question, the bishop asked what kind of salary the candidate expected. "I'd like $85,000, housing, extended medical and dental, six weeks holidays and a generous pension at 65," he answered. The bishop replied, "How about a brand new BMW too?" "You're kidding!" the applicant exclaimed. "Yes, I am," ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-real-shortage-of-priests-bishop-of.html
How Catholic Men Can Balance Work and Family ST. JOSEPH'S VANGUARD - September 29, 2014 ... as you are willing to give them. It requires us to be clever and vigilant to find ways of succeeding at work while giving our families their rightful due. Different jobs make this easier or harder, but none make it easy. But with a true understanding of relative priorities, we can strike the right balance between work and home life. When Work Is More Gratifying Than Home Life I have known quite a few men who work all the time. Many would call them workaholics, but when I have talked with them, ...http://www.devinrose.heroicvirtuecreations.com/blog/2014/09/29/how-catholic-men-can-balance-work-and-family/
Are You Doing Your Job for the Lord? (Sunday Homily) BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - September 21, 2014 ... Did your family come from your employer? Your spouse? Your friends? Did your company give you your parents? Your health? Your talents? And of course, the greatest "pay" we receive is Christ himself! And in that sense, everyone, whether working from the first hour, or arriving at the last, will be paid the same. But there is a larger question. If God is the Master of the vineyard, and we are in his employ, are we giving him value for his wages? If you are a parent, and you are making sure your ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2014/09/are-you-doing-your-job-for-lord-sunday.html
Twenty-Second Friday in Ordinary Time LIVING SCRIPTURE - September 4, 2014 ... the vows is so incredibly intense and beautiful that I couldn't help but ponder my own call to live out a version in my own life. He vowed poverty: a renouncement of the pursuit of material possessions. In doing so, he freed himself from being owned by his belongings. As a young physician, others frequently ask about my salary or remind me of which fields will collect me the highest pay. Keeping a heart that desires to serve God only how He wants to use the talents He gave me ...http://livingscripture.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/twenty-second-friday-in-ordinary-time-2/
Homily - "Think As God Thinks" GW CATHOLIC Q & A - September 2, 2014 ... sight of it. I know this because I've seen it play out at almost every funeral I've celebrated as a priest. During eulogies, what's said is not what the person did in his or her life. It's who he or she was. Even with some very successful people who have died, the focus is always on who they were. So, when St Paul refers to the "renewal of your mind", he means get back to the way you know is right. It's like being in the ocean and getting pulled by the undercurrent. You don't ...http://gwcatholicforum.blogspot.com/2014/09/homily-think-as-god-thinks.html