Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 8/17/20
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
AUGUST 16, 2020
MAY THE PEOPLE PRAISE THEE O GOD? MAY ALL THE PEOPLE PRAISE THEE?
A FEW YEARS AGO IN A LETTER ON THE EUCHARIST POPE JOHN PAUL II SPOKE OF THE CHURCH OF THE EUCHARIST. HE SPOKE OF THE AMAZEMENT THAT SHOULD ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 8/03/20
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
AUGUST 2, 2020
DURING THE MONTH OF JULY DESECRATION AND DESTRUCTION OF STATUES AND MONUMENTS ACROSS THE NATION. AND ACROSS THE WORLD, HAVE SHOCKED AND SADDENED NOT ONLY CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS BUT CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 7/20/20
MOTHER FRANCIS XAVIER CABRINI 2020
JULY 19, 2020
ON THURSDAY A GROUP OF PEOPLE MET AT THE COLUMBUS MONUMENT IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL. I WAS ASKED TO OFFER A PRAYER ON THAT OCCASION. AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE A GROUP OF WELL-MEANING PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 6/29/20
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JUNE 28, 2020
CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION.
LAST SUNDAY YOU READ IN THE POST STANDARD THAT THE DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE HAS FILED FOR A TYPE OF BANKRUPTCY CALLED CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION. I KNOW THIS MUST HAVE SHOCKED YOU. IT CERTAINLY MOVED SOME EMOTIONS INSIDE ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/20/20
Nostrae aetate: Opening the path to interreligious dialogue In the past, there was discussion about the interpretation of the conciliar texts. Now, the Vatican documents themselves are sometimes being called into question. Let’s look back at a document that has left its mark on the history of the Church.
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Posted by Bob Herz on 6/06/20
Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost (31 May 2020) | Francis SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Solemnity of PentecostVatican BasilicaSunday, 31 May 2020 [Multimedia]
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit” (1 Cor 12:4), as the Apostle Paul writes to ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 6/01/20
PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 31, 2020
IN THE LAST 48 HOURS YOU AND I HAVE WITNESSED BURNING AND DESTRUCTION ACROSS OUR LAND. WHEN YOU SEE HATRED, VIOLENCE AND FRIGHTENING CHAOS YOU KNOW IT IS FROM AN EVIL SPIRIT. NO WAY DOES IT COME FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
TODAY ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 5/11/20
MOTHERS’ DAY MAY 10, 2020 FIFTH 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 5/04/20
I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD - FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MAY 3, 2020
DR. JOHN LENNOX IS A PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY IN LONDON. HE IS ALSO A CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST WHO HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL BOOKS AND HAS DEBATED WELL-KNOWN ATHEISTS LIKE CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, RICHARD DAWKINS ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 4/12/20
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (11 April 2020) | Francis HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS St Peter's BasilicaHoly Saturday, 11 April 2020
“After the Sabbath” (Mt 28:1), the women went to the tomb. This is how the Gospel of this holy Vigil began: with the ... Read More »