Perspective, by Fr. Bill Peckman

“Seeing all kinds of memes on the money raised (700 million USD)to fix Notre Dame cathedral, usually with starving children underneath to imply that the money is better spent on the poor.

Of course 4.9 billion is being spent on the new football stadium in Los Angeles. Don’t see memes about that.

Or the 10s of billions spent on Olympic venues that now sit empty and deteriorating. Don’t see memes on that.

See lots of ads for Avengers Endgame which is projected to bring in over 800 million. Don’t see memes about that.

I could go on and on…but when the memes on the trillions spent on entertainment start coming up…we’ll talk.

Btw…the Catholic Church is the single largest charitable institution on the planet.

Building churches and helping the poor is not an either/or proposition. The Church has been doing both for two millennia.” ~Father Bill Peckman

QOTD: 4.10.19

“Some believe that the history of the Church is marked by structural reforms. I am sure that it is the saints who change history. The structures follow afterwards, and do nothing other than perpetuate the what the saints brought about.

We need saints who dare to see all things through the eyes of faith, who dare to be enlightened by the light of God.”
-Cardinal Sarah

VIDEO: 11.01.18 Morning Musings and All That Jazz — All Saints Day!

Happy All Saints Day! This morning we prayed Divine Office Morning Prayer for All Saints Day, talked about why we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, using the second reading for today’s Office of Readings, and then touched on what veneration of the saints is, and isn’t.  The video opens with a little music; it gives people a little time to join in before I begin the cast, and gives me a chance to wrap up a few things before starting. Podcast starts just before 4:00. Finally, stay tuned to see why Mr. Kermit, sacrificial spouse that he is, will be numbered among all the saints in glory.

Top box is the FB video, which has better audio. Second is the YouTube feed. I may start making YouTube the primary feed, which means that the better audio will be there, and not on Facebook. Just a heads up. I tried downloading the FB video and putting it into iMovie but it’s just not happening–half of the audio doesn’t transfer over and I have no time to figure that issue out! Sorry! So anyways, if you click on “watch on Facebook” (which I recommend–better feed) and it doesn’t work, you have the YouTube feed to watch.

Enjoy!