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The Decline of Civility

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/18/16

The Decline of Civility

One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I'd like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people.

I graduated from Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin's predominantly ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on St. Teresa of Calcutta - Homily from Sept. 11, 2015

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 9/12/16

CALCUTTA TO ROME

CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA SEPT. 4, 2016

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

WHEN SHE DIED ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1997 AT THE AGE OF 87, THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE SAID: “THIS EVENING THERE IS LESS LOVE, LESS COMPASSION, LESS LIGHT IN THE WORLD.”

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9/11 Christian Mystery of the Cross

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/10/16

9/11 Christian Mystery of the Cross

On the morning of Sept, 11, 2001, I was working at my desk at America [Magazine]. Around 9 a.m., my mother called from Philadelphia to say that she had heard about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center, I found it odd ... Read More »

Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta by Pope Francis Saint Peter's Square Sunday, 4 September 2016

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/04/16

 

“Who can learn the counsel of God?” (Wis 9:13). This question from the Book of Wisdom that we have just heard in the first reading suggests that our life is a mystery and that we do not possess the key to understanding it. There are always two protagonists in ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on World Youth Day 2016 - Homily from August 28, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 8/29/16

WORLD YOUTH DAY POLAND 2016                                                                         AUGUST 28, TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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 ... Read More »

A WORLD WITHOUT GOD: THE TRACK RECORD OF ATHEISM

Posted by Bob Herz on 8/21/16

A WORLD WITHOUT GOD:  THE TRACK RECORD OF ATHEISM

The first great atheist uprising was the French Revolution, which sought to dethrone God with godless '‘Reason” and sought to replace the Holy Trinity with the atheist trinity of liberte, egalite et fraternite. The man who is traditionally attributed with ... Read More »

The Pope’s Words On Mary

Posted by Bob Herz on 8/14/16

The Pope’s Words On Mary

One of Pope Francis’s top priorities after his election was to visit St. Mary Major Church in Rome to pray before an icon of the Virgin Mary. In the early weeks of his pontificate, he has invoked the name of Mary several times, as ... Read More »

IF YOU CAN LAUGH AT THIS YOU KNOW YOUR BIBLE.

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/31/16

IF YOU CAN LAUGH AT THIS YOU KNOW YOUR BIBLE.  IF YOU DON'T LAUGH YOU HAVE A LOT OF READING TO DO

“ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN WENT DOWN FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO AND FELL AMONG THORNS AND THEY GREW UP AND CHOKED HIM. SO HE WENT ON ... Read More »

“The Church is always God hung between two thieves."

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/24/16

“The Church is always God hung between two thieves. Thus, no one should be surprised or shocked at how badly the church has betrayed the gospel and how much it continues to do so today. It had never done very well. Conversely, however, nobody should deny the good the ... Read More »

Eucharistic Adoration Mother Teresa’s Reflection

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/17/16

Eucharistic Adoration Mother Teresa’s Reflection

Eveiy Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it will be recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity. It opens up the floodgates of God’s merciful Love upon the world.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you ... Read More »