Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Semper Fi

Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis (shortened to Semper Fi) became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each

Drive to Strive

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

Recon

Any combat training and tactical planning begins with a process of intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. Recon (reconnaissance) is a military term used to determine the enemy force’s disposition and

Pope John Paul II’s Master Plan

Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade in 1095 with the primary goal of the Christian re-conquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. So great was

Bedtime Prayers

Evening Prayers Make a brief examination of conscience before going to bed at night. Two or three minutes will suffice. Place yourself in the presence of God, recognizing His strength

Prayers

Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

In His Mighty Power!

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the need for a “Year of Faith” that seeks to awaken humanity at a critical moment. “In vast areas of the earth the faith

Basic Marian Prayers

Hail Mary Hail Holy Queen Fatima Prayer Memorare

The Heart of Vince Lombardi

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