Blog

Ego, be gone

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Portfolio | 0 comments

Ego, be gone

FATHER JOSEPH BREIGHNER JANUARY 8, 2018 BLOG, WIT & WISDOM “Today is the first day of the rest of your life” is a line most of us have heard. I also recall a comedian responding: “Yeah, but so was yesterday and you didn’t do anything special then either!” As we begin a new year we also begin the first year of the rest of our lives. What do we do with 2018? Many of us are inspired to make resolutions. Yet studies indicate that most are broken within the first 48 hours of the new year. Resolutions seem to work for only a very few. What do...

read more

Father Joe Breighner

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Father Joe Breighner

Father Joe Breighner

Father Joe Breighner uses his wit to spread the word of God The Populist Priest…   December 21, 1994|By Stephanie Shapiro | Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff Writer On the second Sunday of Advent, the Church of the Annunciation in Rosedale is filled with more than 300 parishioners for the 10:30 a.m. folk mass. Most are here for one reason: to hear the corny humor and self-effacing wisdom of the Rev. Joseph F. Breighner. Father Breighner, an itinerant priest whose radio show and weekly newspaper column have made him a local phenomenon,...

read more

Father Joe Breighner on Vimeo

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Father Joe Breighner on Vimeo

Father Joe Breighner on Vimeo

Father Joe Breighner of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore is a counselor. He suggests that the choices we make, which determine the reality of our lives, spring from the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we might become.  Joe Breighner from ircumbc on...

read more

Theology of water

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Portfolio | Comments Off on Theology of water

Theology of water

Fr. Joseph Breighner Oct 8, 2017 Commentary, Wit, & Wisdom A number of years ago, a Jewish friend told me an amazing story. One day, her little boy, who was about four years old at the time, said: “Mom, I remember living inside you. I remember falling asleep listening to your heart beat.” Then he added: “And I loved it when you ate candy. Then all the water around me tasted sweet!” I tell that story for a couple of reasons. In October, the month devoted especially to saying the rosary, I think of another Jewish mother, and another Jewish...

read more

Light of Christ always there

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Portfolio | Comments Off on Light of Christ always there

Light of Christ always there

F.r Joseph Breighner September 13, 2017 Commentary, Wit, & Wisdom So what if Christmas could come every day of the year? What? It’s the beginning of September! Why am I writing about Christmas? Well, it’s August as I write this article, and I’ve already seen some Halloween decorations for sale in some stores. Can Christmas be far behind? In truth, there is one place that does seem to celebrate Christmas every day. As I drive down Stevenson Lane on my way back to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen from The Maples, a retirement community on...

read more

How do we find God?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Portfolio | Comments Off on How do we find God?

How do we find God?

By Fr. Joseph Breighner April 13, 2017 Commentary, Wit, & Wisdom On the first day of March I reached a personal milestone, turning 72 years of age. That has a special significance to me, since my mother died at age 72. I’ll never forget her final moments at Stella Maris hospice. My sister, Helen, and I stepped out of her room for a brief moment to speak with her doctor. In that brief time, my mother passed away. I’m told that people frequently die when loved ones are not with them. It’s like their final gift to make their passing away...

read more

Surprises aplenty over 45 years

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Portfolio | Comments Off on Surprises aplenty over 45 years

Surprises aplenty over 45 years

By Father Joseph Breighner “Is this Father Joe?” a woman’s voice asked over the phone. “Yes”, I replied. “Oh good. I’m looking for a big, strong man to take out my garbage.” I actually received that phone call at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore back in the summer of 1971, a few short months after I was ordained a priest. My family, of course, quickly reminded me that, as a kid, I always wanted to be a garbage man. As a child, I thought they got to keep all the neat junk – old tires and bikes and mysterious stuff. It was the stuff...

read more