All Saints 2018

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

St Michael 2018

Benedicite Dominum, omnes Angeli…Bless the Lord, all ye his Angels : you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, It is … Read More

St. Michael’s sword

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, The Catholic faithful thought they had seen it all. We hoped the worst of the clerical abuse scandals were behind us. But the perfect storm was yet to be unleashed. As I write this … Read More

Assumption 2018

Assumpta est Maria in caelum…Mary has been taken up into heaven: the Angels rejoice; in hymns of praise they bless the Lord. (First Antiphon of Lauds) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Sometimes we Christians are … Read More

St Benedict 2018

Sancte Pater Benedicte, intercede pro nobis. Holy Father Benedict, intercede for us. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, According to Dom Delatte, the third abbot of Saint-Pierre of Solesmes in France, “Experience shows that no earthly … Read More

After Ireland

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, Following the resounding—the deafening—defeat of the pro-life cause in Ireland on May 25th by a referendum that repealed the eighth amendment of Ireland’s constitution protecting the unborn, someone asked me, “What now?” Despite the … Read More

Saints Peter and Paul 2018

Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32) Dear Brothers and … Read More

Pentecost 2018

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae. Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 103:30) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, Today, … Read More

Oranges and Lemons

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, There was a time when life was ordered, not by the ringtone of your so-called smart phone, but according to the melodious and mysterious voice of the church bell. This is undoubtedly still the … Read More

ETWN Live features John Senior

Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN Live welcomed Dr. Jared Staudt, who, on behalf of Fr. Francis Bethel, prior of Our Lady of Clear Creek, shares how Catholic Professor John Senior’s work remains relevant for today’s education and culture.  If you … Read More

Easter Sunday 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, On Easter morning, the first day of the week according to the way of counting in Israel, following the terrible drama of the Lord’s most sorrowful Passion, including the abandonment … Read More