Have you ever wished you could have known some of the Church's greatest saints? What would it have been like to hear Saint Dominic preach, or receive counsel in Confession from the Curé d'Ars, or share a few private words with Padre Pio? I will always believe I have had such an experience as a former parishioner of Father Franklyn McAfee.
As with the great Archbishop Fulton Sheen, one knows that the life of this holy priest is totally surrendered to the service of Christ and His Church. His words, like those of Archbishop Sheen, penetrate deeply because they come from a profound holiness and fullness of the Faith, not from one's particular area of interest, not from a social or political agenda, not a pale pastel or a serving of Catholic-Lite, but the whole Faith which comes to us from the Apostles and Christ Himself.
Sunlit Uplands has posted many of Father McAfee's eloquent and powerful sermons and homilies; his sermon linked below, "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing," provides a fascinating look at the history of the orthodox and vibrant Arlington Diocese. For those who would like to hear more, there is a treasure-house of poetry, holiness and Truth to be explored here.
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church