With a total of 4 votes, I’m not surprised at the results. I like all the voters’ choices. What has happened to Fr. Angelus? Do you suppose he’s ‘aged-out’?
Fr. Francis is gone, perhaps for good.
Fr. Mark was once described as the friar’s theologian. His homilies are well-prepared, although his delivery seems a bit lethargic to me.
Fr. Angelus’ homilies had a zip to them, as if he thought (and rightly so) that each one was very important.
I was reading the 1907 Catholic Encyclopedia entry on the Capuchins (name refers to the long pointed hood on their outfit) and the Franciscans were supposed to preach the gospel, without rhetorical embellishment. The daily Masses on EWTN seem to get wrapped up in the daily feast day, rather than essentially in the scriptures.
I’m sure they’re glad they have even an international audience, but I don’t like them burning up their short homily time talking about it.
Reading the 1907 Catholic Encyclopedia entries about the Bible and the Mass makes me appreciate the Mass even more.
Ruth 2:4 “The LORD be with you!”