Fr. James Orr

About Fr. James Orr

Fr. James R. Orr is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He is currently pastor of St. Aloysius, Reserve Township, and Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pittsburgh, and Director of St. Anthony Chapel which enshrines 5000 relics of the saints. He teaches in the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Catechist Certification Program and the Post-ordination Program for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He holds a Bachelor's in Religious Studies from Penn State University, a Master of Divinity from Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD, and a Master of Arts in Formative Spirituality from the Institute of Formative Spirituality, Duquesne University.

Homilies for November 2022

For All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, November 6, November 13, November 20 (Solemnity of Christ the King), November 27 Sunday homilist: Rev. James Orr For All Saints and All Souls: Rev. John Cush, Editor-in-Chief Solemnity of All Sai … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter—May 6, 2018 Readings: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17. Love is a word that gets a lot of play in the world. Love makes the wo … [Read more...]

The Temptations of Christ and the Paschal Triduum

A Reflection

I am not sure what to call this. It is not an exegesis. As a theological reflection, it lacks a certain rigor. It does seem to work as a spiritual/homiletic/liturgical reflection, and that’s how I’ve proposed this when I have taught it, and … [Read more...]