2014 archive of Blog
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/29/14
2014 Feast of the Holy Family
Marriage and the family are where faith finds its home and where the Divine Presence lives in the love between husband and wife, parent and child.
What then has changed? Here’s one way of putting it. I wrote a book a few years ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/26/14
O God our God how wonderful is your name in all the Earth. When I look at your heavens the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have established; what is man that you are mindful of him? (ps. 8)
A scientist, looking ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/25/14
Text of pope's Christmas Day message
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Here is the official Vatican English-language translation of Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi' Christmas Day message, which he delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday:
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!
Jesus, the ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/21/14
"We do not belong to the Church because of pope or hierarchy: we may like them or dislike them, but they are not the point. If we think they are handling the Church outrageously, our first instinctive reaction should be grief for Christ whose work they are damaging, whose ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/14/14
POPE’S PHILLY VISIT WILL BE “POWERFUL”
Next year’s World Meeting of Families - which Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend - will be a “tremendous catechetical moment” for the Church, affirmed one U.S. archbishop. “This will be an opportunity, I think, for a powerful catechesis on the dignity ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 12/06/14
PROPHECIES ABOUT THE MESSIAH FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT The prophet Micah, around 700 BC, wrote, "But you Bethlehem Ephrata, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 11/30/14
THE JESSE TREE
The Jesse Tree, with all it symbols, gives us the genealogy or family tree of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was a Jew, born of a Jewish virgin named Mary. The Jewish Nation began with Abraham about 2000 years before Christ. Abraham is called the Father of ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 11/24/14
Feast of Christ the King November 23, 2014
In 1924, the year before the feast of Christ the king was proclaimed, the government of Mexico declared war on the Catholic Church to prove that Jesus is not lord.
A young Jesuit priest, Father Michael Pro was arrested and brought in ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 11/23/14
There has never been a more divisive figure in all human history than Jesus Christ. He even said Himself, “I have not come to bring peace, but the sword” — meaning division.
The desire on the part of a very cringing cowardly saccharine culture is to present Our Lord ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 11/15/14
Communion Of Saints—Feast Of All Souls—November 2, 2014
This weekend we celebrate the feast of all saints, and the feast of all souls. We will have an opportunity to remember members of our family and friends who have gone before us and are now in the hands of God.
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