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Six Essential Statements of our Catholic Faith

Friday, September 01, 2023
Six Essential Statements of our Catholic FaithThe Catholic Church is guided by truth that God has revealed to humanity through His Son Jesus Christ and the doctrine of the Church protects us from natural errors that arise in human culture. Allowing these errors to go unchecked has devastating consequences for... Read More

54 Day Rosary Novena: Praying for the Synod Delegates

Friday, August 25, 2023
I invite everyone to join in a 54 Day Rosary Novena beginning on August 27, the Memorial of St Monica and ending on October 19, the Memorial of Martyrs, St John de Brebeuf & companions. Pray that the hearts of all Synod delegates will be drawn closer to the Sacred... Read More

August 22 Letter to the Flock of Tyler

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Please access this link to find a Pastoral Letter I have issued as we celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us. We face challenging times but Our Lord Jesus Christ is with us and the Queen of Heaven and... Read More

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Thursday, August 10, 2023
St. Lawrence the Deacon and the Vocation of Catholic DeaconsDeacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil I often write or speak about the challenges we face in this time of crisis engulfing both the Church and the Nation. Western culture is corroding from within, precisely because we have forgotten God. When... Read More

The Joy of a Shepherd

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
The Joy of a ShepherdI’m sure the flock sometimes wonders what the shepherd is up to as we all endure the heat of summer. I’m also sure that it is probably just a fleeting thought since I know we all have busy lives and believe it or not school will... Read More

Celebrating Saint Benedict

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Honoring St Benedict and the Role of Monks in the Church Deacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil I spent 21 months in a Benedictine monastery shortly after coming home to the Church as a young man. There, I began what has become a lifelong journey of prayer and found my... Read More

A Reflection on Saint Maria Goretti

Thursday, July 06, 2023
A Reflection on Saint Maria Goretti Most of us are probably familiar with Saint Maria Goretti. She was hardly more than a girl when she died for chastity rather than giving in to her attacker. She modeled Christ on her death bed as she forgave the troubled man who attacked... Read More

St. Thomas the Apostle and the 4th of July.

Monday, July 03, 2023
As we celebrate Saint Thomas the Apostle on this day before the 4th of July let us rejoice in the gift of faith. In so many ways faith shaped this nation and we must pray that we return to these roots. Freedom of Religion has become Freedom from Religion for... Read More

As we celebrate St. Thomas More and approach the 4th of July

Thursday, June 22, 2023
St Thomas More and the Crisis we Face.Deacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil. The United States of America is in a spiraling crisis. Some insist we are only in an economic and international crisis. In doing so, knowingly or unknowingly, they separate out the moral and social from the economic... Read More

Wisdom from Msgr. Pope

Wednesday, June 07, 2023
I encourage all of us to read and reflect on this important article. You can access it through the Tweet stream you see on the right of your screen or go to National Catholic Register...