Browsing the September 2020 archive of MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/20/20

Posted by Web Staff on 9/28/20

It is the focus on God's glory that has given all the saints such remarkable energy and courage.  St. Thomas Aquinas, one of my top 5 favorite saints, was perhaps the greatest intellect the world has ever known.    A member of the first generation of Dominican friars, he lived ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/13/20

Posted by Web Staff on 9/19/20

Cheryl McGuinness learned this secret of mercy at the foot of a strange and terrible cross. She is the widow of the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, which was hijacked and smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. That morning, she and her two teenage ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/06/20

Posted by Web Staff on 9/12/20

Nobody likes to be corrected. It tweaks our ego, and it is often badly done or consists of someone making snide comments or berating us because we’ve done something they don’t like. Fraternal correction can also sting, but it has the good of the corrected person in mind. Today’s ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/30/20

Posted by Web Staff on 9/05/20

Being honest about the hard truths got Jesus in trouble - in fact, it got Him crucified.  It also got the Old Testament prophets in trouble, and Jeremiah, the author of today's First Reading and my favorite prophet, is a prime example. He lived in Jerusalem in the final ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/16/20

Posted by Web Staff on 9/01/20

If God truly wants everyone to be saved and is working hard to make that happen, how do we explain the existence of Hell, which is a dogma of our faith? It's simple, though tragic. God wants all of us to be saved, but He won't force us to ... Read More »