November 3, 2013

Vote Like a Catholic. This Tuesday, November 5, Virginians go to the polls to elect our state and local officials, including our Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Delegates. Sadly, many, including many Catholics, will vote for candidates who embrace abortion, “gay marriage” and the undermining of religious liberty, and many others will stay home and not vote at all. It is our moral duty, as Christians, to vote, and I encourage all of you to do so on Tuesday, and to vote like the faithful Catholics you are. And I also encourage you to pray for the good of … Continue reading

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2012

October 21, 2012 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, Va. You know, one of the great consolations of being a priest here at St. Raymond’s is the kindness of our parishioners. But sometimes people, even very kind people, complain about what I do. And I understand that and I try not to let it bother me, because first of all I know I screw up, and second, well, I know that you can’t please all the people all the time. Besides, I’m a big boy, I can handle, especially when criticisms are presented … Continue reading