Father t. austin murphy jr. Commentary ChristmasCommentaryDiamonds in the RoughFeature Our familiar visitors Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.January 8, 20213 min read Putting Christmas decorations away is a sad time for many. It doesn’t have to be that way. CommentaryDiamonds in the Rough November to remember Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.November 17, 20204 min read November’s celebration of the faithful departed reminds us that none of us are accidentally here. BlogCommentaryDiamonds in the Rough Cobra Kai and the transformative power of mercy Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.October 9, 20204 min read Cobra Kai has been a nice illustration of what can happen when we let go of the past and the devil’s desire to keep reminding us of it. CommentaryDiamonds in the Rough Sacred Routine Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.August 5, 20204 min read We need order and a sense of safety – now more than ever. Mass and other elements of our faith help to provide that. Enjoy the routine! BlogCommentaryDiamonds in the Rough Discipleship – There’s an app for that! Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.May 14, 20203 min read Rather than connecting some pop culture offering of this moment, I want to promote The Chosen because I want to promote Jesus and discipleship. BlogCoronavirusDiamonds in the Rough Don’t waste a good quarantine Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.April 28, 20203 min read This quarantine is an opportunity, not a crisis. And like any opportunity, it can be wasted. We cannot allow that to happen. BlogDiamonds in the Rough ‘You ain’t never had a friend like Him’ Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.January 30, 20204 min read God is not a genie; but he is intimately fond of us. He would do anything for you – not because he is our slave, but because he is nothing but love. BlogDiamonds in the Rough What I did on my Christmas holiday Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.January 14, 20204 min read The nature of true argument is not to destroy the interlocutor. It’s not even to “win,” really. The point of debate and argument in the classical sense it to delve into and arrive at the Truth. BlogDiamonds in the Rough Be Our Guest Father T. Austin Murphy Jr.December 12, 20193 min read Everyone who comes to us should be reminded that through their Baptism, they are priests, prophets, and kings — not just in some fairy-tale sense, but truly, because their relationship with Christ makes them so.