Browsing the 2018 archive of A letter from Fr. Idler

Ash Wednesday and the Philadelphia Eagles

Posted by Maryanne Tappen on 2/09/18

My dear parish family,

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions! In one of the most exciting finals in history, our local team overcame the odds and were victorious.  It is a good metaphor for our spiritual life.  We too must push ourselves, with God’s grace, to win the ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday/Valentines Day

Posted by Maryanne Tappen on 2/02/18

My beloved parishioners,

St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Love is in the air- or at least the world’s vision of it.  Often in the seminary, our teachers would distinguish between “LUV” (that passing feeling which causes so much trouble) and authentic “Love” which is from ... Read More »