Browsing the June 2016 archive of Blog
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/26/16
Separate Can Be Good
Generally speaking, the separation of church and state helps the U.S. Church more than it harms it.
In the question period after a talk I’d given on my new book. “American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America,” a woman ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 6/23/16
WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I AM?
TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FATHER’S DAY JUNE 19 2016
A YOUNG BOY HAD JUST GOTTEN HIS DRIVING PERMIT.HE SAID TO HIS FATHER: “DAD COULD WE DISCUSS THE USE OF YOUR CAR? HIS FATHER SAID TO HIM: “SURE, I'LL MAKE A DEAL ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/19/16
Father s Day
“God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.” Sirach 3:2
There are many absent and derelict fathers in our society; but we mustn't forget that there are also many good, decent, conscientious fathers who take their responsibility seriously.
A father acts as a model for his son’s growth into Christian manhood. He models for his daughters the traits they should look for in judging the character of men their age, especially any who are prospects for ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 6/10/16
MOTHERS’ DAY May 8, 2016
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
WHENEVER YOU SEE A MAN KNEEL DOWN TO PRAY; WHENEVER YOU SEE A MAN DO SOME KIND DEED, OR SAY SOME KIND WORD—WHENEVER YOU SEE A MAN ATTEMPT SOME GREAT OBJECTIVE OR ACCOMPLISH SOME NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENT, YOU RECOGNIZE A MOTHER’S INFLUENCE.
WHENEVER YOU SEE A VIRTUOUS, THOUGHTFUL, CULTURED SUCCESSFUL WOMAN, YOU KNOW THAT SOME THOUGHTFUL CULTURED, VIRTUOUS, SUCCESSFUL MOTHER LEFT HER ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 6/06/16
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDECH
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
MAY 29, 2016
NEXT SATURDAY AT THE CATHEDRAL BISHOP CUNNINGHAM WILL ORDAIN TWO YOUNG MEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. ONE OF THE POWERS GIVEN TO THE PRIEST AT ORDINATION IS ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/05/16
Where Do We Go From Here?
The Massachusetts Board of Education recently issued formal "guidance" to the state's public schools, telling them how to implement new laws protecting against gender identity discrimination. The Board of Education insists that schools must not only provide equal access to educational activities programs ... Read More »