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Pope Francis: HOLY MASS, BLESSING AND IMPOSITION OF THE ASHES

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/08/14

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Basilica of Santa SabinaWednesday, 5 March 2014 Video

 

 

“Rend your hearts and not your garments” (Joel 2:13).

With these penetrating words of the Prophet Joel, the liturgy today introduces us into Lent, pointing to conversion of heart as the chief characteristic of this ... Read More »

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS: FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD ON THE OCCASION OF THE 18th DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE

Posted by Bob Herz on 2/16/14

 FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD ON THE OCCASION OF THE 18th DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS

Vatican Basilica Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is also known as the Feast of the Encounter: the Liturgy says at ... Read More »

In Stunning Homily Pope Francis Ties Abuse Scandal to Clergy who have No Relationship with God

Posted by Bob Herz on 1/26/14

By Deacon Keith Fournier 1/20/2014  Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) We need an evangelical renewal in the Catholic Church. Our Pope is leading us along the way. http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=53917

Reports concerning this blunt homily are beginning to circulate through media sources around the world. It was a strong message to Catholic clergy who have ... Read More »

Mons. Yennock's Homily -- End of Life Issues

Posted by Bob Herz on 1/19/14

End of life issues - Twenty seventh Sunday in ordinary time

There is a debate going on in our country about what is called American Exceptionalism. This is the question: is America an exceptional nation? Does America have a special mission? Is the American constitution, bill of rights and declaration ... Read More »

Mons Yennock's Homily on Mary The Mother of God, Jan 1, 2014

Posted by Bob Herz on 1/02/14

Mary the Mother of God 

January 1, 2014

And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.  (Luke 2:16-21)

The days after Christmas are a time for us to reflect on the grandeur of God.  This is a time for me to think about my relationship ... Read More »

Pope Francis' Jan 1 Homily: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Posted by Bob Herz on 1/01/14

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God1 January 2014In the first reading we find the ancient prayer of blessing which God gave to Moses to hand on to Aaron and his sons: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be ... Read More »

Homily by Deacon Celentano on the Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Bob Herz on 12/30/13

Feast of the Holy Family: Yr. A                                         Deacon Joseph Celentano

St. Daniel Church                                                                December 29,2013

Today, as we always do soon after Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. Perhaps our Church wants to remind us the Jesus grew up in a human family, with human challenges ... Read More »

A Response to Richard Dawkins

Posted by Bob Herz on 12/27/13

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This past Friday CNN conducted an interview with Richard Dawkins, the British biologist most widely known for his polemics against religion and on behalf of atheism.

Asked “whether an absence of religion would leave us without a moral compass,” Dawkins responded: “The very ... Read More »

Mons Yennock's Christmas Homily

Posted by Bob Herz on 12/24/13

Christmas story 2013 (December 25, 2013)

In a little town in the Midwest, whenever pageants are talked about someone is sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. Wally’s performance in one of the town’s annual Christmas pageant will never be forgotten. The old-timers who were in the audience ... Read More »

Pope’s homily: Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Posted by Bob Herz on 12/24/13

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of the prepared text of the homily of Pope Francis for Christmas night Mass Dec. 24:

1. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is 9:1).

This prophecy of Isaiah never ceases to touch us, especially ... Read More »