Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789: “Duty of All Nations to Acknowledge God”

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will,

The Motivation of Thankfulness – Are You Part of the 10%?

The Motivation of Thankfulness – Are You Part of the 10%? Last week, on the evening of the final day the Fall Conference for the USCCB, Bishop Joseph Strickland sat

Why I Would Love to Be the Chaplain of the Green Bay Packers

Why I Would Love to Be the Chaplain of the Green Bay Packers (I’m “half-joking” about this. “Half” joking. 🙂 ) In 2019, I became aware that the Green Bay

St. Mary of Pine Bluff’s Amazing Faith Journey

The Challenge of Remaining True to the Gospel Today I was reflecting, recently, just how “intense” the spiritual battles have been, especially the years since 2012. Some believe 2012 –

Quit Calling it Politics! This is a Spiritual Battle!

Quit Calling it Politics! This is a Spiritual Battle! In his book, The Unholy Trinity, Matt Walsh, the popular Catholic blogger, points to “modern liberalism” as the culprit. He goes

I Can’t Do It

I CAN’T DO IT I can’t be the priest I am being asked to be. I can’t just be a functionary while the wolves are devouring my family. In so

The Participation Trophy Spirit Has Crept Into Our Church

The Participation Trophy Spirit Has Crept Into Our Church The Green Bay Packers are looking really good, right now. So, it got me reminiscing. I was at that impressionable age,

It’s High Time for a “Lombardi Revival!”

I was a kid in the 1960s, or as we like to refer to it in Wisconsin: “The Lombardi Era.” Inspired by Coach Vince Lombardi and the many titles his

My View on the Great Debate of the Two Forms of the Mass

In attempting to convey my view of where I believe the Church should move, initially, in a “Eucharistic Revival,” I have yet to find a better analogy than a “Military

Cardinal Burke: The Victory of Peace by Praying the Rosary

Cardinal Burke: The Victory of Peace by Praying the Rosary His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, just sent a letter to all of us and has asked us to pray the