Browsing the 2016 archive of Blog

Monsignor Yennock on Reverence For A Mystery - Homily July 10, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 7/11/16

REVERENCE FOR A MYSTERY

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

JULY 10, 2016

THERE IS A STORY TOLD ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. JOHN WATSON WENT ON A CAMPING TRIP. AFTER SHARING A GOOD MEAL AND A BOTTLE OF WINE, THEY RETIRE TO THEIR TENT ... Read More »

I Cannot Pray

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/10/16

I Cannot Pray

I cannot say OUR if my religion has no room for others and their needs.

I cannot say FATHER if I do not demonstrate this relationship in my daily living.

I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN if all my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.

I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME if I, who am called to bear His Name, am not ... Read More »

TRANSGENDER—THE CULTURE—THE GOVERNMENT-FREEDOM

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/03/16

TRANSGENDER—THE CULTURE—THE GOVERNMENT-FREEDOM

DEAR FRIENDS, IT SADDENS ME AS YOUR PASTOR AND FATHER OF YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE THAT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN HAVE TO BE SUBJECTED TO THE LATEST DIRECTIVE ABOUT TRANSGENDER AND THE SCHOOLS THAT HAS COME OUT OF WASHINGTON D.C.

WE ARE NOW LIVING IN A NATION ... Read More »

Separate Can Be Good (Church & State)

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/26/16

Separate Can Be Good

Generally speaking, the separation of church and state helps the U.S. Church more than it harms it.

In the question period after a talk I’d given on my new book. “American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America,” a woman ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock's Father's Day Homily June 19, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 6/23/16

WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I AM?

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

FATHER’S DAY JUNE 19 2016

A YOUNG BOY HAD JUST GOTTEN HIS DRIVING PERMIT.HE SAID TO HIS FATHER: “DAD COULD WE DISCUSS THE USE OF YOUR CAR? HIS FATHER SAID TO HIM: “SURE, I'LL MAKE A DEAL ... Read More »

Father s Day

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/19/16

Father s Day

“God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.” Sirach 3:2

There are many absent and derelict fathers in our society; but we mustn't forget that there are also many good, decent, conscientious fathers who take their responsibility seriously.

A father acts as a model for his son’s growth into Christian manhood. He models for his daughters the traits they should look for in judging the character of men their age, especially any who are prospects for ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock's Mother's Day Homily May 8, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 6/10/16

MOTHERS’ DAY May 8, 2016

SEVENTH 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 »

According to the Order of Melchisedech - Monsignor Yennock's Homily May 29, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 6/06/16

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDECH

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

MAY 29, 2016

NEXT SATURDAY AT THE CATHEDRAL BISHOP CUNNINGHAM WILL ORDAIN TWO YOUNG MEN TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.  ONE OF THE POWERS GIVEN TO THE PRIEST AT ORDINATION IS ... Read More »

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/05/16

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Massachusetts Board of Education recently issued formal "guidance" to the state's public schools, telling them how to implement new laws protecting against gender identity discrimination. The Board of Education insists that schools must not only provide equal access to educational activities programs ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ “ CorpusChristi" - St. John Vianney on the Mass and the Eucharist

Posted by Bob Herz on 5/29/16

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ “ CorpusChristi" - St. John Vianney on the Mass and the Eucharist

A saint has told us that one day at Mass he saw Jesus Christ with His hands full of gifts, looking for souls to whom he might give them.

When we ... Read More »