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Peter’s Sacramental Confession

September 17, 2021 Father Jerry J. Pokorsky 5

The Bible identifies many sinners by name and their crimes. The disobedience of Adam and Eve, King David’s adultery and cover-up murder, Herod’s lust and murder of John the Baptist, Pilate’s cowardly execution of Jesus, […]

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Bored and Boring Bishops 

September 7, 2021 Father Jerry J. Pokorsky 43

Boredom among priests and bishops has become a common malaise. After Texas passed a pro-life law that prohibits abortions after six weeks of gestation, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, KY, tweeted: Those who vehemently fight […]

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Flak Catchers and Shepherds

August 2, 2021 Father Jerry J. Pokorsky 5

A secretary interrupts a busy executive’s schedule announcing the visit of a salesman. The executive growls, “Tell him I’m busy!” and he goes back to practicing his putt. The secretary politely tells the salesman that […]

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Dare to be Irrelevant

For better or for worse, most priests and bishops try to be relevant. In 1965, Pope Paul VI released the documents of Vatican II. Among them was Gaudium et Spes, “The Church in the Modern World.” […]