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Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 7/09/15
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JULY 5, 2015
JESUS WAS AMAZED AT THE LACK OF FAITH IN THE PEOPLE OF HIS HOMETOWN. HE WAS ALMOST SADDENED THAT THEY WERE NOT OPEN TO THE TRUTH OF GOD. I WONDER WHAT JESUS WOULD SAY TODAY IF HE WERE TO ... Read More »
Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 7/09/15
40 DAYS AGO ON EASTER SUNDAY WE TALKED ABOUT THE EASTER REVOLUTION. WE SAID THAT CHRISTIANITY IS A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT.
WHAT IS A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT? A REVOLUTION IS DESCRIBED AS A SUDDEN AND MOMENTOUS EVENT THAT BRINGS ABUT A CHANGE IN THE MAJOR PART OF THE POPULATION.
ON EASTER ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 7/05/15
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices lambasted today’s majority opinion that the U.S. Constitution grants an inalienable right to same-sex “marriage,” emphasizing the threat the opinion poses to religious liberty, the democratic process, and the institution of marriage even as it is redefined.
In a series of scathing dissents, each of the High Court's ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/27/15
The following is from an interview in the June 28th issue of the National Catholic Register with Professor Robert George, who was elected Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on June 11th. Here are some of the questions in the interview:
What can U.S. citizens do to actually help ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/21/15
Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank you for our earthly fathers, those to whom you have entrusted the responsibility to provide loving protection of their families and guidance of their children. We thank you, also, for our priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood is so vital to the faith of your people.
May ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/14/15
The church has long been criticized as “too dogmatic.” Demands are constantly made that it change its 2,000-year-old teachings on marriage, family, sexuality, morality and other matters related to the truth about human beings. But even if others do not agree, the church understands that what it proclaims is revealed truth — the ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 6/07/15
Through the canonization of four women, Pope Francis reminds each of us how to achieve holiness.
Anyone who pays attention to Pope Francis knows that he regularly emphasizes certain themes that are dear to his heart. But it’s rare when these themes converge at one event the way they did ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 5/23/15
Are Churches Really Failing the Poor?
Last week two prominent Americans — an eminent social scientist and the president of the United States — decided to answer the question: How have America’s churches failed the poor? Their answer was one deeply congenial to the progressive mind: They’ve been too ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 5/12/15
MOTHER’S DAY 2015
I THINK THAT EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY WHO WAS WATCHING THE BALTIMORE RIOT SAW TOYA GRAHAM THE FRANTIC MOTHER WHO RAN AFTER HER SIXTEEN YEAR OLD SON TO KEEP HIM OUT OF HARM’S WAY. AT ONE POINT SHE SAID: “IS HE THE PERFECT BOY? NO, ... Read More »
Posted by Bob Herz on 5/10/15
The best mothers teach us about our other mothers: the Blessed One who makes her Son our brother, and the Mystical One, into which we were baptized.
Our nation’s Mother’s Day was the worthy idea of a lady, Anna Jarvis, in West Virginia, but it took the promotion of Philadelphia’s department-store ... Read More »