Sunday, September 19, 2004

Fr John Perricone Dinner and Talk

We attended the Fr. Perricone Dinner and Talk this evening. To begin Fr. Perricone looks just like he did when he did his series on EWTN, "The Most Glorious Act, Understanding the Mass".

Before Fr. Perricone's talk on "Put Not Your Faith in Princes", we were blessed to have Fr Daniel Oppenheimer, Prior of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, deliver an update on what has transpired since last Sunday. They have found a place of residence in west St. Louis county on some acreage owned by the Archdiocese. They will not be too distant from those in the St. Charles county area and they intend to get moving immediately. More information will be forthcoming soon.

Fr. Perricone gave a brilliant talk on the Catholic faith, the faithful, politics, government, our responsibilities, the culture, and so forth. He quoted from several people, including Pope Leo XIII. We are reminded that we are to tranform our society and the world and not be tranformed by the forces of evil which are attempting to usurp anything and everything, including the Church. It was a powerful talk!

I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to be a student of his - his humor, knowledge, and fidelity all combine to make listening to him teach a really enjoyable and learning experience. (I imagine the same can be said of other local priests here in St. Louis (like Fr. Eugene Morris and Fr. Michael Witt) whose radio talks are indeed learning experiences and wonderfully presented)

I did not take notes, understanding that a CD will be made available of the talk in a week or so. I will let anyone interested know when it is finished.

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