Browsing the 2016 archive of Blog

Gender Ideology Harms Children

Posted by Bob Herz on 5/22/16

Gender Ideology Harms Children

Originally posted March 21, 2016 - a temporary statement with references.

A full statement will be published in summer 2016. Updated with Clarifications on April 6, 2016.

The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept ... Read More »

Hope Appeal

Posted by Bob Herz on 5/22/16

SPIRITUAL AND CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY - HOPE APPEAL 2016

St. Daniel Parish Assessment: $52,255.37

The Hope Appeal is one way to practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. We encourage you to raise your sights this year when you make your pledge. Remember, this is an assessment. If ... Read More »

‘Every day, Mother's Day’

Posted by Bob Herz on 5/08/16

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 ... Read More »

25-Bullet Homily on How to Pursue Sainthood, taken from the maxims of St. Philip Neri

Posted by Bob Herz on 5/01/16

25-Bullet Homily on How to Pursue Sainthood, taken from the maxims of St. Philip Neri The true servant of God acknowledges no other country but heaven. Our enemy, the devil, who fights with us in order to vanquish us, seeks to disunite us in our houses, and to breed quarrels, dislikes, ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on Mother Angelica - April 24th Homily

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 4/25/16

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 24, 2016

MOTHER ANGELICA

LISTEN TO WHAT PAUL AND BARNABAS SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF ANTIOCH IN THE FIRST CENTURY. “IT IS NECESSARY FOR US TO UNDERGO MANY HARDSHIPS TO ENTER THE KINGOM OF GOD”.

TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A WELL-KNOWN WOMAN ... Read More »

WORLD CHRISTIANITY BY THE NUMBERS

Posted by Bob Herz on 4/16/16

 WORLD CHRISTIANITY BY THE NUMBERS

The annual “Status of Global Christianity” survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a cornucopia of numbers: Some are encouraging; others are discouraging; many of them are important for grasping the nature of this particular moment in Christian history.

This year’s ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock's Easter 2016 Homily

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 3/28/16

EASTER 2016

A FEW YEARS AGO, A WOMAN TOLD ME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED AT A FAMILY DINNER ON EASTER SUNDAY. SEVERAL YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SITTING AROUND THE TABLE EATING AND TALKING. IN THE COURSE OF THE CONVERSATION A YOUNG COLLEGE PROFESSOR MADE THE STATEMENT THAT THE GOSPELS WERE ... Read More »

Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message of Pope Francis

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/26/16

Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message of Pope Francis 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!

The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for ... Read More »

LIVING WITNESSES

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/26/16

Living Witnesses

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd. Many have chosen simply to ignore the central issue of the resurrection. Others have tried to explain it away through various theories. But the historical evidence just can't be discounted. ... Read More »

FOREVER BEING AHEAD OF OUR SOULS

Posted by Bob Herz on 3/14/16

FOREVER BEING AHEAD OF OUR SOULS

Sometimes nothing is as helpful as a good metaphor.

In his book, The God Instinct, Tom Stella shares this story: A number of men who made their living as porters were hired one day to carry a huge load of supplies for a ... Read More »