What is the point of monasteries? Men and women shut themselves away from the world and do what…pray? Is this truly helpful for society or for their own salvation? Tune in and find out more!
https://anchor.fm/simple-diakonia/embed/episodes/Reflection-John-1427-e107ed3 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27) Reflection:Are you troubled or afraid today?… Read More ›
Homily Fifth Sunday of Easter Cycle B May 2, 2021 “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” So begins our second reading t…
Check out my podcast, Simple Diakonia, on Anchor! https://open.spotify.com/show/41uicd1GmSyC8kWUi1ZsJI “Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.” (Acts 13:15) Reflection Each of us can offer exhortations for the people. It is a grace that is… Read More ›
We continue the series with Fr. Conrad’s students at the University of Mary and in this episode they share why they love the liturgy…and it will probably inspire you to love the liturgy too!
Another holy German gets elected for a brief pontificate.
Listen to the podcast version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Reflection-John-1011-evokak “I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11) Reflection: Jesus is truth, strength, and protection. Under his care, faith sanctifies frailty; hope overcomes darkness; charity provides shelter. Today’s Intention Lord, be my shepherd today… Read More ›
If you attended Mass yesterday, you were reminded that this Sunday, the midway point between Easter and Pentecost, is Good Shepherd Sunday. This particular Sunday, also the Fourth Sunday in Easter, gets […]
In this episode, Fr. Conrad talks to two of his college students at the University of Maryland about why they have faith. Tune in for some inspiring stories!
Henry III calls for backup, a holy German monk to the rescue!
26 years ago, I was sitting in Mrs. Wilson’s 5th Grade science class when a classmate across the lab bench from me asked if I heard about the bombing in Oklahoma City. At the time, I thought she probably didn’t know what she was talking about or, at least, it was a “small bomb”, whatever […]
Homily Third Sunday of Easter April 18, 2021 St Austin Church, TX Hope you are all fine this morning. Anyone here ever feel guilty? Go…
The Papacy bought and sold and our first introduction to a monk named Hildebrand.
Homily Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021 The setting of our Gospel is Easter Sunday evening. The disciples are together. They are scarred, hiding b…
Anyone that reads my blog with frequency understands that I am a big fan of Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. In the nine years of writing on this […]
Fr. Conrad has the host of Just a Guy in the Pews, John Edwards, on the podcast today to talk about the importance of virtue. Tune in and check it out! Want to hear more from Just a Guy in the pew? Check out this link![podcast]
Pope? Antipope? Not so sure, the brief reign of Sylvester III.
In the United States, today is National Beer Day! Today in 1933, beer became legal again during the tail end of 18th Amendment prohibition of alcoholic beverages. What’s interesting is that the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th, was not effective until December 1933, so why is today a day? On this date, the Cullen-Harrison Act […]
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At Automattic, after being hired, your first two weeks on the job is working with our Happiness teams to directly support customers. For engineers or designers, it gives you a taste of who we’re building this for. For other roles, it is a reminder that we’re all contributing toward the success of our customers in […]
Homily Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 Happy Easter! Alleluia!! Today is a day of surprises and rejoicing! In the Gospel we just heard …
EASTER VIGIL April 3, 2021 St Austin Church Austin, TX Happy Easter!!! ALLELUIA! Christ is Risen! Death and sin are defeated. God triumphs! Love and Life ar…
Holy Saturday is perhaps one of my favorite days of the liturgical year. The cruelty of Good Friday is past us and we’re in this holding pattern. We do have faith that Easter is coming, but it isn’t here yet. Isn’t that where we are now? We have faith that Jesus will return, but not […]
Listen to the audio version here:https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-46-Holy-Week-Mark-166-eu61j1 “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised.” (Mark 16:6) Reflection Holy Saturday is hope; the time of the Resurrection. Jesus has overcome sin and death. Let… Read More ›
Listen to audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-45-Holy-Week-Luke-2346-eu38h8 “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) Reflection Good Friday is the affirmation of faith. There are many aspects of our lives that are always not in our control. Some of… Read More ›
Listen to the audio version here: John 13:15 https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-44-Holy-Week-John-1315-eu17c2 “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” (John 13:15) Reflection The foundation of Holy Thursday is charity. Aware… Read More ›
So, it is the Triduum…we have done well(ish) with Lent, but how to we celebrate Easter? Tune in and hear Fr. Rampino explain how the Gospel of St. John explains Easter and how we should live it out!
The nephew of Benedict VIII and John XIX and the mystery of papal numbering.
Listen to the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-43-Holy-Week-Isaiah-507-etum3j The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” (Isaiah 50:7) Reflection Fear is death when humiliation is its cause. When we place our faith in God, however, disgrace produces life…. Read More ›
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-42-Holy-Week-Isaiah-496-ets74t “I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6) Reflection We hear it over and over again,… Read More ›
Listen to the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-40-Mark-118-etmf4l “Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.” (Mark 11:8) Reflection Did you hear? The Messiah has entered Jerusalem. Come, let… Read More ›
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Lenten Reflection Day 39: John 11:51-52 https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-39-John-1151-52-etkq60 “he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the… Read More ›
Listen to the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-38-John-663-eti1i3 “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63) Reflection From Scriptures flow Redemption, for from them flow spirit and life. Spirit because the Divine inspired them, spoke them,… Read More ›
The brother of Benedict VIII and a new Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II.
Listen to the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-37-Luke-131-etfmgr “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Reflection The announcement of the birth of Jesus is eternal salvation. When the Angel… Read More ›
Listen to audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-36-Daniel-356-etef2m “Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever.” (Daniel 3:56) Reflection Some people view Lent mainly as a time of self-sacrifice. However, Lent is more than that. Lent is also… Read More ›
Listen to the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/Lenten-Reflection-Day-35-Psalm-1022-etcof7 “Lord, hear my prayer; let my cry come to you.” (Psalm 102:2) Reflection: Prayer and Lent are inseparable. One sustains the other. Prayer is Lent, and Lent is prayer. In prayer with talk… Read More ›
Holy Week is next week so this is a timely episode! Why do we chant the Passion? For one thing, it helps you remember! Tune in to hear about the other reasons we chant Christ’s Passion.
For this Palm Sunday I offer for your reflection a section of a sermon by St. Gregory of Nazianzen. He was Archbishop of Constantinople, (now Istanbul) in the late 300’s, when it was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Much of his career was tak…
All adults in Texas will be eligible for the COVID vaccine starting on March 29th. In some areas of the state, demand in the priority groups is dropping, but in Austin, we’re still seeing a lot of Phase 1 folks trying to get a vaccine. In other words, just because the state is making everyone […]
I’m going to experiment with an attempt of a lifehack to only consume news when I’m using my iPad—not at my regular work computer. Usually, I’ll browse the news sites while waiting for something to build or tests or run, but too often, something will be “breaking” that catches my attention. In reality, it doesn’t […]