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U.S. Bishops’ President Moment of Prayer on Good Friday for the Faithful

Posted by Bob Herz on 4/11/20

Prepared text of Archbishop Gomez’s homily:

My dear brothers and sisters,

We stand today at the foot of the cross with Mary, our Blessed Mother, and we look upon her Son, crucified. And we ask God: Why did he have to die? Couldn’t there be some other way?

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Monsignor Yennock's Palm Sunday Homily - April 5, 2020

Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 4/06/20

PALM SUNDAY—APRIL 5, 2020

A FEW YEARS AGO I VISITED A MAN IN THE HOSPITAL. HE WAS NOT PRACTICING HIS FAITH. ON THE OUTSIDE HE SEEMED DISTANT AND DEFENSIVE. BUT UNDERNEATH ALL OF THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY GOOD ABOUT HIM. HE WAS NEAR DEATH. I DIDN’T KNOW QUITE ... Read More »

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Releases Message for Holy Week 2020

Posted by Bob Herz on 4/04/20

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Releases Message for Holy Week 2020

April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement for Holy Week.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

“Future ... Read More »

Jesus Wept - Monsignor Yennock's Homily from March 28, 2020

Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 3/30/20

JESUS WEPT. FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, MARCH 29, 2020

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1968 APOLLO 8, THE FIRST MANNED MISSION TO THE MOON, ENTERED THE LUNAR ORBIT. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME ASTRONAUTS WENT TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT HUMAN ... Read More »

Moment of prayer and “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing presided over by Pope Francis (27 March 2020) | Francis

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/28/20

Moment of prayer and “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing presided over by Pope Francis (27 March 2020) | Francis EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT OF PRAYERPRESIDED OVER BY POPE FRANCIS Sagrato of St Peter’s BasilicaFriday, 27 March 2020

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. ... Read More »

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/28/20

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message   March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the Holy Father’s Urbi et Orbi message today.

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Monsignor Yennock on God and the CoronaVirus - Homily from March 22, 2020

Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 3/23/20

GOD AND THE CORONAVIRUS 2020. FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT 3-22-20

IN 1979 WHEN POPE JOHN PAUL ASKED THE PEOPLE OF POLAND IF THEY ACCEPTED THEIR ROLE IN THE WORLD ALMOST A MILLION PEOPLE SHOUTED TOGETHER: “WE WANT GOD- WE WANT GOD- WE WANT GOD.” THE PEOPLE HAD ENOUGH OF ... Read More »

Priests without People

Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 3/23/20

Priests without People

Fr. Paul D. Scalia

The priest maintains an orientation toward and focus on the divine not for himself but for others. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on The Woman at the Well - Homily from March 15, 2020

Posted by Fr Thomas Ward on 3/16/20

WOMAN AT THE WELL

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

MARCH 15, 2020

TWO MIRACLES READINGS: EX 17:3-7; ROM 5:1-2, 5-8; JN 4:5-42

IN 1887 A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED HELEN KELLER LIVED IN ALABAMA. BUT SHE WAS NOT AN ORDINARY LITTLE GIRL. HELEN KELLER WAS BLIND, DEAF, AND MUTE. HELEN LOST ... Read More »

Holy Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes (26 February 2020) | Francis

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/14/20

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Basilica of Santa SabinaAsh Wednesday, 26 February 2020

We begin the Lenten Season by receiving ashes: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return (cf. Gen 3:19). The dust sprinkled on our heads brings us back to earth; it reminds us that ... Read More »