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You have arrived at my cyberspace home. Enter and browse, won’t you? Here you will find ideas that I have expressed in articles, essays and homilies, as well as in my newly published book, ENTERING THE HEART OF GOD:Praying the Lord’s Prayer In Our Times.
Forty-six years of being a priest have shaped me. I have been formed by the hands of people among whom God has sent me to love and serve. Within them God dwells; through them He reaches me. I am what I am because of so very many good souls. All of which means that the thoughts shared here are certainly not mine alone. They come from souls sharing a Faith, a Faith inspired by the One whom God has sent us. “We are not on earth as museum-keepers, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare for a glorious future.” (Pope John XXIII)
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Yours in the Lord,
Fr. Charles Irvin Continue Reading →

Abortion & Politics

Abortion & Politics (Revised) Posted on January 11, 2015 by Charles Irvin Jennifer Granholm, Freedom of Choice and Abortion or Black Slaves, Fetuses and the Law The stupendous American question of the 19th century was whether black slaves were legal persons entitled to the protection of the law or whether Continue Reading →

Abortion & Politics

Abortion & Politics (Revised) Posted on January 11, 2015 by Charles Irvin Jennifer Granholm, Freedom of Choice and Abortion or Black Slaves, Fetuses and the Law The stupendous American question of the 19th century was whether black slaves were legal persons entitled to the protection of the law or whether Continue Reading →

3rd Sun Easter [C] 2016

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Christ’s resurrection from the dead immediately caused controversy brought on by those who sought to suppress that event. That controversy continues even in our time some 2000 years later. There are those in our own times who for their own various reasons want Continue Reading →

1st Lent [C] 2016

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 Oscar Wilde was a much-celebrated Anglo-Irish literary figure, very witty… and very worldly. He once wrote: “I can resist everything but temptation.” He lived in total self-indulgence, ridiculed Victorian moral norms, and died in Paris of meningitis in the year 1900. His view of Continue Reading →