Browsing the April 2021 archive of MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 04/11/21

Posted by Web Staff on 4/20/21

Moral right and wrong are not up for grabs; they are the laws that God has written into our human nature. Lying, stealing, murdering, cheating - sins like these damage our lives and societies, just as putting sand in a car's engine will damage the car. Human nature was ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 04/04/21

Posted by Web Staff on 4/11/21

St. Ignatius Loyola's famous little book, The Spiritual Exercises, contains several contemplations on the Resurrection. One of these deals with what St. Ignatius thought would have been Jesus' very first appearance after rising from the dead - an appearance to his Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. This appearance isn't ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 03/28/21

Posted by Web Staff on 4/06/21

An anecdote from Roman history sheds an interesting light on Christ's Palm Sunday victory parade. In 27 BC, Octavian, a great general of the late Roman Republic, was paraded around Rome in a chariot, while the Romans cheered his name. He was being honored by the Senate for avenging ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 03/21/21

Posted by Web Staff on 4/06/21

When Jesus suffered on the cross, He revealed His love for the Father and for us. When He allows crosses in our lives, it's because He wants to give us a chance to show and grow our love - because only a mature, tested love gives real meaning and ... Read More »