APEA Activity in 2006
In 2006 the priests of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration visited the following parishes to help start or maintain perpetual Eucharistic adoration (or as close to it as possible):
Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls, MN; St. Patrick, Inver Grove Heights, MN; Ss. Simon and Jude, West Chester, PA; St. Helena, Amite, LA; St. Mary, Kingman, AZ; Our Lady of Victory, Washington, DC; St. John the Baptist, Cooks Valley, WI; St. Catherine of Siena, Preston, CT; St. Mary, Little Falls, MN; Holy Family, Little Falls, MN; St. Lawrence, Killingworth, CT; Holy Ghost, Olyphant, PA; St. Michael, Olyphant, PA; Sacred Heart, Mahanoy City, PA; St. Canticus, Mahanoy City, PA; St. Fidelis, Mahanoy City, PA; St. Richard, Barnesville, PA; St. Peter Claver, Macon, GA; St. Jude, Greensburg, LA; St. Elizabeth, Kentwood, LA; Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jim Falls, WI; St. Paul, Bloomer, WI; Ss. Peter and Paul, Palmyra, VA; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wilmington, DE; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Anchorage, AK; St. John Bosco, Woodstock, VA; Our Lady of Good Counsel, Sault Ste. Marie, ON; St. Albert, Albertsville, MN; St. Patrick, Olyphant, PA; St. Joseph, Mahanoy City, PA; St. Mark, Westbrook, CT; Our Lady of Fatima, Bensalem, PA; St. Joseph, Macon, GA; Notre Dame, Chippewa Falls, WI; St. Martha, Enfield, CT; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Harrisburg, PA; St. Hilary, Raceland, LA; Immaculate Conception BVM, Fairfield, PA; St. Peter, New Iberia, LA; St. George, Cooperstown, ND; St. Joseph, Langdons, ND; Sacred Heart, Minto, ND; St. Cecilia, Harvey, ND; St. Boniface, Walhalla, ND; Sacred Heart, Cando, ND; St. Charles Borromeo, Oakes, ND; Annunciation BVM, Shelbyville, KY; Immaculate Conception, LaGrange, KY; St. Benilde, Metairie, LA; Cathedral of St. John, Savannah, GA; Nativity of Our Lady, New Iberia, LA; St. Rita, Blue Ridge Summit, PA; Sacred Heart, Aneta, ND; St. Lawrence, Jessie, ND; St. Olaf, Finley, ND; Ss. Nereus and Archilleus, Neche, ND; St. Anthony, Bathgate, ND; St. Anthony, Selz, ND; St. Vincent De Paul, Leeds, ND; St. John Chrysostom Mission, Eminence, KY; St. Agatha, Canstota, NY; Cathedral of St. Mary, Fargo, ND; St. Joseph, Alliance, OH; St. Therese of Lisieux, Cleveland, TN; St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Utica, NY; St George, Utica, NY; St. Joseph, Oneida, NY; St. Martin of Tours, Louisville, KY; St. Vincent De Paul, Onaga, KS; Immaculate Conception, St. Mary's, KS
Oregon Bishop Writes Foreward for New Book
Most Rev. Robert Francis Vasa, Bishop of Baker, wrote the foreword for Fr. Victor's book entitled: The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11: A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins. The book was described in the last newsletter. It contains everything a Catholic needs to know to uphold the literal truth of Genesis 1-11.
Following is Bishop Vasa's foreward:
The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11: A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins, by Reverend Victor P. Warkulwiz, M.S.S., is a wonderfully researched and thoroughly stimulating work. Father Warkulwiz, drawing on his very substantial scientific background, walks us through the early chapters of Genesis showing and giving testimony to the essential compatibility between the literal account of Genesis, the understanding of the Fathers of the Church and the modern day observations of natural science.
He very cogently points out that many of the accepted scientific conclusions which contradict the days of creation and the great flood are based on a variety of unproven premises which are pillars set firmly on sand. Father very adeptly tackles the complex issues of cosmogony, astronomy, astrophysics, mathematics, nuclear science, evolutionary theory, geological uniformitarianism, radiocarbon dating, big bang theory, and others to show that the observed phenomena which they try to explain are just as readily, properly and easily explained by such Genesis factors as direct creation by God and the Genesis Flood. In doing so he opens a clear path for dedicated Christians to read the Book of Genesis with a renewed and, to a certain extent, unencumbered faith.
Saint Peter writing to the dispersed people says: "No one can hurt you if you are determined to do only what is right; if you do have to suffer for being good, you will count it a blessing. There is no need to be afraid or to worry about them. Simply reverence the Lord Christ in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have" (1 Peter 3:13-15). Father Warkulwiz provides ready answers for those who ask for the reasons which underlie a deep Biblical faith, a faith which is too readily branded as fundamental or naive.
The work is not, necessarily, easy reading; but it is an important work which needs to be studiously read, prayerfully considered and kept on the shelf with Biblical commentaries for future reference.
Following are two other endorsements:
In this marvelous compendium of Catholic thought on the great foundational doctrines set forth in the early chapters of Genesis, Fr. Warkulwiz gives a reference work of immense value to philosophers, theologians and natural scientists, indeed to anyone seeking the truth about origins. By laying out the whole rich structure of the reasoning of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church (especially St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Bonaventure, but many others as well) and of recent Popes, he brilliantly demonstrates that the relevant results of modern science, rightly interpreted, are much more consistent with the traditional Catholic view of origins than they are with macro-evolutionary theory. The substitute, modern worldview of evolutionism (with roots traceable to the 'Enlightenment') with its alleged billions of years of cosmic history so dominates scientific, popular and even Catholic culture that it has all but erased from our consciousness what was for many centuries seen as a totally consistent and intellectually satisfying understanding of origins.
Who could have predicted that the findings of modern physics and astrophysics, geology and paleontology, biochemistry and molecular biology would augment and extend the views of the ancient Fathers and medieval Scholastics? Yet that is exactly what happened! As Fr. Warkulwiz writes, "Catholic scientists and scholars must get it out of their minds that the Church will lose her credibility if she rejects uniformitarian geology, evolutionary biology and anthropology, and big bang cosmology. The notions that the practitioners of these pseudosciences advance have not contributed a mite to our understanding of the nature of things or to our technological progress." Read and savor this book. You'll return to it many times.
Dean H. Kenyon, Emeritus Professor of Biology,
San Francisco State University
and co-author of Biochemical Predestination
Bringing Adam, Eve and Noah Out of the Attic
We have all read or known about people who are embarrassed by members of their family whom they would prefer that neighbors or colleagues never meet. These family members are simply not sophisticated enough; better that they be confined to their attic apartment when company comes! Sadly, there are also members of the Catholic family who treat Adam, Eve, Noah and the Church's teaching on Creation and the first eleven chapters of Genesis in precisely this way. They are extremely embarrassed and avoid such topics, and when forced to discuss them, they try to 'explain' them away.
Father Victor Warkulwiz, M.S.S., author of The Doctrines of Genesis 1-11: A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins, has brought these 'relatives' out of the Catholic family's attic and seated them at the dinner table. In a faith-filled and scholarly fashion he presents the sixteen doctrines of the Church's teaching on origins to the world in clear unambiguous language - and without a hint of apology. With his extensive scientific background and work experience (he has a Ph.D. in physics) and drawing extensively on the writings of some of the Church's brightest lights such as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Ephrem and many others, along with a wide array of scientific writings, he brings natural science and theology back together again as companions in the quest for mankind's understanding of the divine origins of the universe and the human species.
Priests, seminarians, Bible students, teachers and religious will find this work of great value in presenting the Church's teachings on origins, without gloss, to any and all who are open enough to listen. Thanks Father Warkulwiz for letting our almost forgotten relatives out of the attic apartment and bringing them fully back into the family circle!
Bro. Charles Madden, O.F.M.Conv.
Marytown, Libertyville, IL
At this writing the book is about to enter production. Hopefully, it will be available by the time you receive this newsletter. At first it can be purchased directly from the publisher at www.iuniverse.com. Later it can be ordered at www.kolbecenter.org, www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.