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Fr. Jenkins' Writings

The Beauty and Bounty of Lent

     Lent is the most beautiful time of the Church year. It carries us along to the celebration of the greatest mysteries of life: the Savior’s ultimate victory over death and the stupendous triumph of the Resurrection. It is no less than the consummation of God’s life on earth.

From Francis’ stang to Brady’s stones: The New Order Church is Comfortable with the Occult

     When Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady revealed in an interview (CBS Boston February 12, 2019) that a key to his success in winning football games was his wife’s practice of the occult, news agencies worldwide reported the fact and countless commentators discussed the shocking revelation (including What Catholics

Francis Declares in Formal Statement to the World: God Wants "Diversity of Religions"

     During the recent ecumenical trip of Francis (3-5 of February, 2019), billed as the "Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates," that Supreme Pontiff of the New Order and the Muslim leader Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, jointly signed a declaration

The Five First Saturdays

     During Our Blessed Mother's appearance at Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917, she told the children that all mankind was on the verge of plunging into the abyss. Our Lady had shown the children the vision of Hell opened at their feet. Lucia later described the sight of

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: The True Renewal — or a Mere Memorial?

     Does Jesus Christ come to Mass? Not only does Our Lord come to Mass — He IS the Mass. The Catholic Church teaches that the Mass is the unbloody Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. It is "unbloody" in that Christ, "having died once, dieth now no more."

The Feast of the Purification: The Presentation and Candlemas Day

     Some great feast days of the Church have the suffix —mas added to their names. Christmas and Michaelmas, for instance signify the Mass offered in honor of Christ's birth and the Mass offered on a feast day of St. Michael the Archangel. So Candlemas Day, February 2

Reason, Religion, and Kindness

     According to Pope Pius XI, who canonized him, in St. John Bosco's life of 73 years, there were so many miracles that "the supernatural became almost natural." Indeed, Don Bosco was given astonishing powers by God, Whom he served so humbly and so faithfully. Just like St. Francis

Are You a Closet Socialist?

     With each passing election in the United States, there is a growing cry in favor of “socialism” and against "capitalism." From Francis in the Vatican to the classrooms of our colleges and universities to our election campaigns, we hear the steadily increasing condemnations of "capitalism" and "capitalists" as

The Holy Family and Your Family

     The family is the first human society established by God. God's first command joined the first man and first woman in a life-giving union. It is a society based on mutual love, for while we all must love our neighbors as ourselves, nonetheless "charity begins at home" because

Love Means Being Able to Say You're Sorry

     No one is perfect. Everyone has faults and weaknesses. Everyone makes mistakes. One of the most important lessons parents need to teach–and children need to learn–is to apologize humbly and sincerely when they have done something wrong.

Yet, human nature tends to compound the offense by ignoring it,

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