Talking Catholic with David L. Gray

Talking Catholic with David L. Gray


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The Solemnity of Christ the King (34th Sunday OT) Year C
November 24, 2019

According to our liturgical calendar, today is the last and 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the close of another liturgical year. Beginning next Sunday, we will begin our procession through Advent and into the Christ Mass. It is something beautiful to c

Through the Liturgy is How We Keep on Keeping on (33rd Sunday OT) Year C
November 17, 2019

Persevering in our Baptismal calling to love to serve the Lord is challenging, especially so in a world that is becoming more and more hostile to Christianity and in a Church that is becoming more and more hostile to those who remain rigid in following t

The Liturgy is Creating in Us the Heart of a Martyr for Christ (32nd Sunday OT) Year C
November 10, 2019

In regard to the liturgy of the Holy Mass, there is no more of a dangerous thought than the one that advances the notion that we should bring what belongs to the world into the liturgy. We seem to be more interested in bringing the world into the liturgy

Joe Biden and The Eucharist Gate Scandal
November 07, 2019

In this video podcast, I talk about how the response by people like Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Bishop W. Francis Malooly, and Jesuit Jamie Martin to Father Morey showing Joe Biden mercy by not allowing him to receive the Holy Eucharist unworthily was very t

How the Liturgy Makes Us Worthy of Our Calling (31st Sunday OT) Year C
November 02, 2019

Through its litany of prayers and confessions, it is the liturgy of the Holy Mass that prepares us to make us worthy of our calling. The Holy Mass is that one unceasing sign from God that He will have mercy, preserve, and Passover His children who turn t

The Solemnity of All Saints
October 31, 2019

The liturgy of the Holy Mass not only offers us a perfect path to process up to Calvary, but with the hosts of angels and the communion saints gathered around our sacred space as we adore Him and consume Him, the Mass shows a foreshadowing of what Heaven

Liturgical Inculturation in Black Catholicism and the Amazon
October 29, 2019

In Part 4 of 4 of my exploration into Black Catholicism in the United States of America, I use a speech by Sis Thea Bowman to examine the consequences that establishing the segregated Jim Crow Black Catholic Church has had on the Catholic liturgy in thos

How the Liturgy Offers a Perfect Model to Teach Humility (30th Sunday OT) Year C
October 25, 2019

The liturgy of the Holy Mass intends to fill us with the light of humility by modeling dependence and reliance on God through giving us what to say and when to say it; what bodily gestures to use and when to use them. To pray and to confess not just with

How the Liturgy Brings to Life the Scriptural Model of Cooperating with God (29th Sunday OT) Year C
October 20, 2019

Altogether, the readings at the Holy Mass for this 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time offers us a perfect model of the People of who the liturgy is teaching and training us to be.

A Liturgy of Healing for Lepers (28th Sunday OT) Year C
October 10, 2019

Together, the readings at the Holy Mass for this 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time offers us a perfect image of the type of People of God who the liturgy is forming us to be.