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Tre Ore – The Third Word – Fr. James McCumminskey SJ. BFD004

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/b6t6cw/BFD004_Tre_Ore_The_Third_Word_Fr_James_McCumminskey_SJ.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPerfect lenten meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ.  This was recorded in 1975 and spoken by Fr. James McCumminskey at St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati.   As one listener puts it:  “I have to listen to this every year.  Several times.“ Seven episodes in all, expect a…

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I Am Done…

I don’t make a practice of leaving the church before the Mass is over. The nuns said we had to stay to the Final Blessing: so it was taught, so it has been done.  I suppose I would leave if the priest preached outright heresy, damned the pro-life movement, or something like that. Al Matt,…

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Tre Ore – The Second Word – Fr. James McCumminskey SJ. BFD003

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/9m6r2t/BFD003_Tre_Ore_The_Second_Word_Fr_James_McCumminskey_SJ.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPerfect lenten meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ.  This was recorded in 1975 and spoken by Fr. James McCumminskey at St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati.   As one listener puts it:  “I have to listen to this every year.  Several times.“ Seven episodes in all, expect a…

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Tre Ore – The First Word – Fr. James McCumminskey BFD002

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/ihp39v/BFD002_Tre_Ore_The_First_Word_Fr_James_McCumminskey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPerfect lenten meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ.  This was recorded in 1975 and spoken by Fr. James McCumminskey at St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati.   As one listener puts it:  “I have to listen to this every year.  Several times.“ Seven episodes in all, expect a…

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Our Model of Penance, Saint Mary of Egypt BFD001

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/yrja3d/BFD001_Life_of_Saint_Mary_of_Egypt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadConfession requires that we make satisfaction for our sins.  This is done by penance.  Penance is a required action of the worthy reception of the Sacrament of Confession.     Says St. Augustine:  “Accuse thyself, and God will excuse thee; excuse thyself and God will accuse thee.” He also says, “Chastise thyself, if thou…

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On St. Joseph, Updates, and Another Podcast Feed for Shorts or keep it all together? BFP012

A short update episode with a great passage on St. Joseph, for his feast day today. What to do if you are in an area with no good option for Mass and the Sacraments.

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St. Joseph the Superhero

     In these days of super this and super that, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and now Captain Marvelette, it is obvious people are feeling the need for a super something to save them from the evils of life.  Sure the evils in superhero land are robots and space monsters, but inside of us…

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You Can’t “Fast” from Facebook – The Three Kinds of Lent Fasting

Fans of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual exercises will enjoy the three kinds of fasts, but more importantly, why there is no such thing as “fasting” from facebook.

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Pornography Breeds Sex Trafficking and Slavery – Even the Free Stuff

Many people think abusing slaves for profit is something that happened long ago, or in far away places.  Dustin Murphey gives a hard hitting report with research that shows it is happening right under our nose.  

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Thoughts on the Feast Day (Immaculate Conception)

What if he had simply said, “I am sorry,” our pastor asked. We need a savior from groveling in sin, but how was He supposed to get here?

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