Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Remembering 9-12: Let’s Gather in Those Places of Unity Once Again

Remembering 9-12: Let’s Gather in Those Places of Unity Once Again All of those feelings have come back from the horror of 9/11, as we watched the many heartbreaking memorial

Will It Come Back to Haunt Us or Bless Us?

Will It Come Back to Haunt Us or Bless Us? “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you” (Luke 6:38). Let that sink

Today’s Sermon: Pope Gregory the Great Reveals the Very Doorway into the Divine Life

Pope Gregory Processions Ends Plague Around 590 A.D., Rome suffered a terrible plague causing many deaths. Pope St. Gregory the Great pleaded for the angels’ help to fight this epidemic.

I Share John the Baptist’s Birthday – There are Ramifications

I am on no political committees. I am not fundraising nor contributing to any candidate. I am not ringing doorbells for any candidate. I do not have a yard sign

Fr. Mitch Pacwa: “Bishops NEED to speak to power NOW!!!”

On the Feast of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist, Father Mitch Pacwa, in this interview, pleads with Bishops to speak to power NOW!! St. John the Baptist was beheaded for

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


Here is an idea I’d like to propose to my brother priests. Make the Sacrament of Confession as accessible as possible. For me, I knew it was difficult (if not

The Most Important Lesson My Super Hero Parents Taught Me

Mondays, being my day off, give way to an even greater opportunity to reflect and pray. Much of my thoughts go to reading the signs of the times. These were

Fr. Bill Peckman – The Real Jesus Challenged Me Like a Great Forceful Coach

By Fr. Bill Peckman … This morning I gave a homily that has stuck in my mind all day. The gist is this: many times we want to believe in

Secular Media: ‘Why Catholic Bishops are Right About Joe Biden and Communion’

The following article appeared in USA Today (See HERE). Are there signs that the secular media are beginning to understand that spiritual leaders are called to courage rather than adaptation