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Why I Still Want to Be a Priest After 2018

As 2018 came to an end, and we begin 2019, it was not a glamorous year for the priesthood. In fact, it was one of the most devastating, humiliating, and repulsive years for priests. Through the heinous and unconscionable actions of some clerics, simply wearing a Roman collar in public often gets stares as if I were an accomplice to a network of mon...

02 25 2019

Altar Serving is For Boys Because Saying Mass is a Man’s Job

Wise cultures don’t let boys idle long – as boys that is.  If you let them idle, that unnecessary phase of “adolescence” creeps in.  Adolescence, an invention of unhealthy cultures wherein boyhood is extended as far as possible into would-be adulthood, is an enemy of maturity.  Once a boy comes to a physical strength and mental capacity ...

02 16 2019

The Priest I Seek

This morning I awoke (as did you) to the Memorial of St. John Vianney, patron of all priests. I’m reflecting on the priesthood today, and more specifically, on my time in the seminary a few years ago. I remember being told as a young seminarian time and time again: “Meet the people where they’re at” and “Be relatable” and other such ...

08 04 2017

Dear Father, Your Children Need the Truth about Sex

When I decided to become a Catholic I nervously approached a priest as he was coming out of the parish office.  I didn’t know any Catholics, but wanting in I thought I’d go to the father of the house.  He told me that since Vatican II it was not necessary for me to convert.  I didn’t know what Vatican II was, but when I went and read the d...

08 01 2017

When Father Leaves the Priesthood…

I always knew that priests left the priesthood, but I never knew priests who left the priesthood. And I always knew that the rationale for dealing with it was very simple: they got isolated and quit praying.  This is indeed true because priesthood is incomprehensible apart from prayer and communion.  Separated from these things, the coldness of...

By Fr. John Nepil 12 04 2015

Do Exorcism Movies Give Satan Too Much Credit?

Before arriving at the most exciting part of exorcism (theology) let's do some comparison of world religions (philosophy.)  A couple sentences should be enough for us to understand the differing views of good and evil.  In Eastern religions, like Taoism, evil and good are co-equal forces that balance each other in order to keep the universe in te...

By Fr. Dave Nix 10 09 2015

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