Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Are You Among the Righteous?

Are You Among the Righteous? After God indicates His intent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their sins, Abraham tries to convince God to consider the righteous people who might

My View of Medjugorje

MY VIEW OF MEDJUGORJE While Bishop Strickland is on his first pilgrimage to Medjugorje, there is much talk of each person’s opinion on this place. I thought I would share

Now, More Than Any Other Time

NOW, MORE THAN ANY OTHER TIME TODAY’S GOSPEL … Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, “Why

St. John Neumann and Gramma’s Prayers

Today is the feast day of St. John Neumann. I have a special relationship with this holy saint. Let me tell you why. I have been a priest for more

Stay With Him, He Will Protect You

STAY WITH HIM, HE WILL PROTECT YOU There is close, and there is very close. As the first Psalm (Psalm 57) of the Divine Office this morning assures us …

Bishop Hying is My Spiritual Dad

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure to speak at a men’s conference in Tyler, Texas. Bishop Joseph Strickland asked me to come and speak at this conference in

He Took Away the Armor

HE TOOK AWAY THE ARMOR Here we are. This is the 106th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, and the 139th anniversary (exactly 33 years apart, to

Faith for Me, but Not for Thee

FAITH FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE? I often hear of families with internal division, once somebody comes into the faith. Usually, upon further review, I discover that the one

JOHN 3:16 vs. REVELATION 3:16 – Our Lukewarm Age

JOHN 3:16 vs. REVELATION 3:16 – Our Lukewarm Age John 3:16 is arguably one of the best-known and most often quoted Bible verses. This verse is so beloved because it

The Simple Truth That Saves Souls

At the risk of being simplistic, I always search for the “simple answer,” and here is mine … First, I turned 65 years old this year, and I have spent