Browsing the June 2015 archive of Blog

Browsing the June 2015 archive of Blog

SOME THOUGHTS ON JULY 4, 2015: WHAT ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/27/15

The following is from an interview in the June 28th issue of the National Catholic Register with
Professor Robert George, who was elected Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on June 11th.  Here are some of the questions in the interview:

What can U.S. citizens do to actually help ... Read More »

A Prayer for Fathers on Father’s Day

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/21/15

Most Gracious Heavenly Father,

We thank you for our earthly fathers, those to whom you have
entrusted the responsibility to provide loving protection of their
families and guidance of their children. We thank you, also, for our
priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood is so vital to the
faith of your people.

May ... Read More »

UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/14/15

The church has long been criticized as “too dogmatic.” Demands are constantly
made that it change its 2,000-year-old teachings on marriage, family, sexuality,
morality and other matters related to the truth about human beings. But even if
others do not agree, the church understands that what it proclaims is revealed truth
— the ... Read More »

Saintly Challenges

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/07/15

Through the canonization of four women, Pope Francis reminds each of us how to achieve holiness.

Anyone who pays attention to Pope Francis knows that he regularly emphasizes certain themes that are dear to his
heart. But it’s rare when these themes converge at one event the way they did ... Read More »