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September 2016 archive of Blog

September 2016 archive of Blog

The Decline of Civility

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/18/16

The Decline of Civility

One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I'd like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people.

I graduated from Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin's predominantly ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on St. Teresa of Calcutta - Homily from Sept. 11, 2015

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 9/12/16

CALCUTTA TO ROME

CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA SEPT. 4, 2016

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

WHEN SHE DIED ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1997 AT THE AGE OF 87, THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE SAID: “THIS EVENING THERE IS LESS LOVE, LESS COMPASSION, LESS LIGHT IN THE WORLD.”

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9/11 Christian Mystery of the Cross

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/10/16

9/11 Christian Mystery of the Cross

On the morning of Sept, 11, 2001, I was working at my desk at America [Magazine]. Around 9 a.m., my mother called from Philadelphia to say that she had heard about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center, I found it odd ... Read More »

Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta by Pope Francis Saint Peter's Square Sunday, 4 September 2016

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/04/16

 

“Who can learn the counsel of God?” (Wis 9:13). This question from the Book of Wisdom that we have just heard in the first reading suggests that our life is a mystery and that we do not possess the key to understanding it. There are always two protagonists in ... Read More »

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