Browsing the November 2014 archive of Blog

Browsing the November 2014 archive of Blog

THE JESSE TREE

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 »

Mons Yennock Homily — Feast of Christ the King

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 »

Feast of Christ the King

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 »

Mons Yennock's Homily - Communion Of Saints—Feast Of All Souls—November 2, 2014

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.

... Read More »

Rediscovering the Martyrology

Posted by Bob Herz on 11/15/14

The Catholic Church began compiling “martyrologies”—lists of saints, typically martyrs—during the first centuries after Constantine. In the pre-Vatican II breviary, a reading from the Roman Martyrology, or what we might call the Catholic Book of Witnesses, was an integral part of the Office of Prime, the “hour” recited after ... Read More »

Seminarian with terminal brain cancer 
responds to Brittany Maynard

Posted by Bob Herz on 11/11/14

 by Philip G. Johnson—10/22/14

Last week I came across the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year- old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer one year after her wedding. When doctors suggested that she might only have six months to live, she and her family moved from ... Read More »