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Priest of the @dioceseoftulsa and pastor of @sfx_stillwater. Houston native. Graduate of @bostoncollege, @aceatnd, and @saintmeinrad

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protestants are like, “you should come to my church, we have cool music and a really positive and uplifting message… https://t.co/ovGbBGaapQ
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7/11
2020
Priests: Do you announce the Mass intention at daily and Sunday Mass? We do but if it's mispronounced or left out b… https://t.co/UWTeahwUiJ @HarrisonGarlic1 He does bring it around at the endA non story framed in sensationalism and propped up with hyperbole. Catholic parishes and dioceses employ a LOT of… https://t.co/9dD2tEEPuD
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienWhat’s frustrating about headlines like this is that it lumps every parish and diocese together as if it is one big… https://t.co/OuREcZyNEJ
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien"Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves" (Matthew 10:16). Jesus is the worst pep talk giver ever.One of the best pieces of priestly advice I ever received was, "You were ordained to be interrupted."
7/10
2020
@FrAndrewHart It will be interesting to see how this plays out.Helpful hints to avoid calumny online: 1. Avoid adjectives/nouns to describe a person; argue against ideas 2. Don’t… https://t.co/zeVgcKggTd
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7/9
2020
How about this for a grave stone? Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost’s grave in Hugo, OK. https://t.co/nkPLlpvFlJ#BREAKING: Victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor! #SCOTUS ruled 7-2 that the Little Sisters are exempt from th… https://t.co/eIGurW0vum
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienIn our generally uncivil world, some advice from the Holy Father. https://t.co/XgOxmEINF8Homily: “Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples”/“Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them...” (Matthew 10:1… https://t.co/sTJsfD3yMFAny young women discerning religious life? https://t.co/SspNmuCAUV
7/8
2020
@HarrisonGarlic1 I'm careful with whom I use it but it is an effective image. @HarrisonGarlic1 26:11- a little gross but also true.In 2018, The @usccb released their statement, "Open Wide Our Hearts: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism". Fr. O'Brie… https://t.co/POHhHI6937
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7/7
2020
In order to properly meet someone in the Midwest you must somehow know a neighbor, relative, distant relative or so… https://t.co/Qv9gPfsKb6
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienBeware of any brand of Christianity that rejects the paradoxical suffering and glory of the Cross. When we reject the Cross we reject Jesus.
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienA guy grows corn, likes baseball, and has a complicated relationship with his father. https://t.co/o9mqOiI9RN
7/6
2020
"We Cannot Save Ourselves"- @frobrien's Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Preaching on Matthew 11, he m… https://t.co/39AoKCFlPK
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienFor whomever needs to hear it today: Jesus says, “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11)Mass in Spanish. Misa en Espanol. https://t.co/uq7VVrlIFd11:15am Mass from St. Francis Xavier in Stillwater, OK. The readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time… https://t.co/emtcE9zNR9Homily: What’s so special about “little ones” (Matthew 11)? Little ones are dependent. Self reliance is a modern da… https://t.co/AAJ1CFVD4mCurrently reading... https://t.co/nf4a6CjEJqThe priests of my parish are walking you through the @USCCB "Open Wide Your Hearts", a 2018 document on racism in t… https://t.co/UTq1KTF0RT
7/5
2020
Just finished the audio book “Hillbilly Elegy” by @JDVance1. It was a fascinating reflection on his personal life b… https://t.co/W3veGaly51This is what religious persecution looks like. https://t.co/YJ3KHZjWLu
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien @kevin_ahern For sure. See the whole thread. @Joeinblack I agree. Priests + other evangelists would have this Rome assignment temporarily. I think the experienc… https://t.co/eClvvTI0YoA blessed 4th of July to all! https://t.co/Vqr3mUbJiI @KevinRCotter See you at the AP conference in October. We can discuss! @NiccoloGiovanni I’m a parish priest in Oklahoma. Throwing the idea out to see if it’s well received and then get t… https://t.co/jaZk8bGr7XLord, Have Mercy https://t.co/AD0qrDAAr2 @FredSim69351984 @caelifinn There’s a difference between proselytizing and evangelizing. Here’s how Cardinal Arinze… https://t.co/tsTerSiFdl
7/4
2020
@frjohnhollowell I’ll bet there some statistics out there about visitors. I think of the number of fallen away Cath… https://t.co/YIQD5aV4uZ @pgepps I’d like to institualize it on a grand scale. Multiple languages, 16 hours a day. @FrAndrewHart I love it Andrew. You're a thinking man. Keep it coming. @FrAndrewHart We would adjust. Just like in the parish, we would read the situation. What is this person looking fo… https://t.co/bwsdX0j5EF @FrAndrewHart I think most people walk into the Vatican, look around, have a guidebook, and leave. They leave with… https://t.co/hFbcvAE8rD @FrAndrewHart For sure. It would be a combo. We'd have a bunch of languages and it would be clear from our BIG name… https://t.co/yg8Am17f2G @FrAndrewHart We could work that out. The priests could be given that faculty or have the priests direct people int… https://t.co/3FbXzHyPWbI think the fruits would be immediate + long term and be felt in Rome and around the world as visitors go back to t… https://t.co/vUvgsLe7fbPriests and others would also get to experience Rome (most don't go to seminary there and most have never even visi… https://t.co/NYlowCCZfkChurch going Catholics would get what they are looking for in multiple languages. The many Buddhist, Muslim, agnost… https://t.co/MADMf7aAXKMass and Confession schedules would be available as well as when the Holy Father is having an audience and how to g… https://t.co/LUlNIQzMTMIn the square and around St. Peter's Basilica there would be priests, seminarians, evangelists with name tags that… https://t.co/C2riFUPLf2A post Covid idea: The Vatican gets millions of visitors every year. Most come to St. Peter's Square, wait in line,… https://t.co/VIKOXRw47fTo expand on this: Whoever records them could put out one a month. I think we'd see a renewed interest in important… https://t.co/2gaKCHlr8k @GeorgeStoia @ArkansasOnline Good for you George. Congratulations! @minihan8 @CatholicManShow I remember a few you’ve made available. Which ones?Idea: Someone (The Vatican, @USCCB, @WordOnFire, @Augustine_Inst, guy with awesome reading voice and a mic) record… https://t.co/YJwU4LKM0WThis week I’ve been away from my parish for some rest and time to pray. Every year, I go somewhere with priest frie… https://t.co/pnGTG1lYaaHe went further. He said: 'God'. The first of the disciples who makes the confession of the divinity of Christ afte… https://t.co/BUHDdyDTE3“He was stubborn. But the Lord wanted exactly that, a stubborn person to make us understand something greater. Thom… https://t.co/zLORVu46OAHint: monitor your own words and even thoughts about hot-button issues. Do you find yourself having recourse to ter… https://t.co/xOKsq7Pm0J
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7/3
2020
@frobrien Thank you so much Father! I am very glad you liked it
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienThis is an excellent book. It will make me a better priest and a better follower of Jesus Christ. Thank you… https://t.co/SCfZD1EJeHDoes your party affiliation come before your faith? If so, something is off. https://t.co/5k4dqOGdQxIt’s finished and on it’s way! Due to the generosity of a parish family our new statue of Blessed Stanley Rother, O… https://t.co/72KNlfKL2V
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienTo bring Jesus to people https://t.co/2HoIl1TDe3
7/2
2020
“Always forward, never back.” -St. Junipero Serra https://t.co/lcSaj0L9qhBishop David Konderla of the @DioceseofTulsa, Chair of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage,… https://t.co/P6AjI8ejCT
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienThis will be good for the poor, for rural areas, and for Oklahoma. https://t.co/lYp9wElkY6
7/1
2020
Great news for Catholic schools and religious freedom https://t.co/hmj5ecUQZ0Take heart. The pro-life movement is far more than its political and legal arm. Forty years of stagnation in Washin… https://t.co/9u7UX8buBo
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6/30
2020
Father O’Brien offers a blessing for the elderly confined to their homes whether for Covid-19 or some other illness… https://t.co/Ux9WZZ60H9
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienPrayer>Complaining https://t.co/DWTyy6tKsR“Every kind of material or spiritual poverty, every form of discrimination against our brothers and sisters, comes… https://t.co/wFzpmUb1xPResist your resentment. When you see rioters or racists (both of whom are destroyers) you see people who need to be… https://t.co/iN9eqjEwSS
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6/29
2020
@loriwieder Only on the outside. Any Almond Joy knows it’s inferior to other candy and therefore is constantly crying inside.🔥 https://t.co/PWbXiqHqGj @SteveBrusatte @JDVance1 @PLawlorAudio I listen to a lot of audiobooks and he’s one of the best readers I’ve heard.… https://t.co/RG9JDrxNiv @apgarlick @SteveBrusatte @JDVance1 I’ve been wanting to read it for sometime now and a long road trip allows the o… https://t.co/ElrkUtuzrbAudio books! Just finished an amazing book on dinosaurs by @SteveBrusatte. Here’s what next in the car. @JDVance1 https://t.co/S7aKJ6BRTO“Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega, Lord of the new universe, the great hidden key… https://t.co/5Pb8OyDpb9First Mass of a new priest. #special https://t.co/moCDdINzmF
6/28
2020
Congratulations to little Audrey Davis baptized today at our parish. https://t.co/NBTcbJpeJH
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienThis is awesome https://t.co/YFp4lacSZdThe best vocation is the one you're called to.New priests for the @DioceseofTulsa! Fathers Robert Healey and Jon Fincher are a blessing to us. https://t.co/stMJbDLoTX
6/27
2020
Texans Put 'Welcome To Texas' Signs Around Oklahoma So Californians Will Move There Instead https://t.co/0yP73A7RRl
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienSeminary really glossed over the pandemic-raceriots-electionyear-economicdepression part of parish life...
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienFor real https://t.co/Q391p7TWeI @Sarantal I’d be open to some middle ground that brings voting representation to the 700,000 people who live there.I want to do this except for my brother priests of the @DioceseofTulsa. Probably won't be $200. https://t.co/tny8n3zLRmThe residents of Washington, DC do not have voting representation in Congress. That's not right. #DCStatehood @hogs94 We're no longer friends. Mounds are just as bad.New Catholics are awesome. Welcome home Hayley! https://t.co/9Xqs16LGXr @FrHamilton @Tonypetro405 I should be more grateful generally but Almond Joy is ridiculously badThanks for the ordination card @frobrien! I’ll add it to my collection to help me #PrayForPriests https://t.co/U3h0zlP3lG
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien @Tonypetro405 Almond Joy is the cantaloupe of candyI love my parish staff. Amazing, hard working people. Someone put a bowl of Almond Joys in the workroom and I’m los… https://t.co/zbSzTTldvw
6/26
2020
@mgearthman The first oneTonight I baptized a baby named “Ralph”. #OldSchool
6/25
2020
Same https://t.co/Ke77SfSqjdHomily: Jesus. Mary. John the Baptist. That's good company. We celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist because… https://t.co/wakyfeNurh
6/24
2020
We need Jesus. https://t.co/hBDhu9ZodM @fbkTulsa @FrJoshMiller That’s no good
6/23
2020

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