Blessed Clelia Interview

At some point I’ll have to do a full story on my recent trip to Rome for the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni. It was an amazing, grace-filled experience.

While I was in Rome, I was interviewed by Catholic News Agency about Blessed Clelia’s spirituality, and legacy for the Church today. Please click the link below, read the story, and help spread the spirituality of Blessed Clelia Merloni.

Mother Clelia Merloni, ‘a woman of pardon,’ to be beatified

IC School Profiled in Catholic Missourian

Every year our diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Missourian, picks one school to profile at the beginning of the school year. This year our school, Immaculate Conception in Jefferson City was the chosen one.

Here’s the article:

“Hidden gem” is grateful to be part of a generous parish

I am so grateful to be a part of the Immaculate Conception Parish and School. What a great community. I am looking forward to teaching and visiting the classrooms. I must say in reference to the article, that having worked in multiple elementary schools in the past three years, I have been very impressed by the behavior and discipline of the students at I.C. School. The year is off to a great start and I look forward to seeing how we can all grow in knowledge and faith this year.

Talking Genie and God with the Morning Air Show

This morning I spoke with the Morning Air Show on Relevant Radio to discuss the first installment of “Brick by Brick with Fr. Brooke” on Peanut Butter & Grace.

We had a great discussion teasing out some the points I originally made about believing in a “Genie” God and it’s relation to “Genie parenting.” in the “Brick by Brick” episode.

To listen to our discussion, go to the 24:00 minute mark of the audio file from the Morning Air Show program.

[Source: Relevant Radio]


On Confession with the Morning Air Show

Yesterday I was interviewed on the Morning Air Show on Relevant Radio to discuss the Sacrament of Penance, or confession, or reconciliation. It was a follow up of sorts to my recent column with Catholic News Service, “Regular trips to the confessional wash away the build-up of sin.”

Here’s the link to the radio program. You have to go to the 24:30 mark of the audio player for my interview.


Interview with the Sedalia Democrat

During the Pope’s visit to the United States, I was interviewed by many different newspapers, radio and television stations.

One of these was a sit down interview with a reporter from my new local newspaper, The Sedalia Democrat.

It was a great opportunity to get to know a local reporter and share some of my thoughts and experiences of Pope Francis.

Here’s a link to the article.

Another article in The Catholic Missourian

Last month I linked to a story in the Jefferson City News Tribune, telling the story of a young couple from Jeff City that I met here in Rome. Now the local Catholic newspaper, the Catholic Missourian, has also run a story on their encounter with Pope Francis. That story can be read by clicking here. It retells the couple’s experience in even greater detail.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I hope to get some updates up soon. I’ve been deaconing a lot, but without giving any homilies.

News Tribune article

In the last few days I have received a few messages about an article that was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune.

I am mentioned in the article for having helped a young couple from the diocese to get tickets to attend a papal audience with Pope Francis as newlyweds and thus meet the Holy Father. Thankfully it was a successful venture and seemed to have a great impact on the faith of the couple.

What a joy it was for me to get to meet them, take them on a tour of St. Peter’s and to help them have a wonderful experience in Rome.

Here’s a link to the article:

Local newlyweds get blessing from the pope