Browsing the December 2014 archive of Blog

Browsing the December 2014 archive of Blog

2014 Feast of the Holy Family

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 »

Mons Yennock's Christmas Homily

Posted by Bob Herz on 12/26/14

Christmas 2014 

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 »

Text of pope's Christmas Day message

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 »

Jesus and the Church

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 »

POPE’S PHILLY VISIT WILL BE “POWERFUL”

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 »

PROPHECIES ABOUT THE MESSIAH FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT FULFILLED IN THE NEW

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 »