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Table Grace for Thanksgiving

Posted by Bob Herz on 11/19/16

Table Grace for Thanksgiving

Blessed are you Lord, God of Creation. Through your goodness we enjoy the fruits of the earth and share the loving gifts of family andfriendship.

We ask your blessings on our guests, our table and our home. We offer thanks for the love with which ... Read More »

Monsignor Yennock on Death and After Death - Homily from November 13, 2016

Posted by Kyle Gilbert on 11/14/16

DEATH AND AFTER DEATH 2016—33RD SUNDAY NOV. 13

TODAY WE CONTINUE OUR REFLECTION ON THE FOUR LAST THINGS: DEATH, JUDGEMENT, HEAVEN, AND HELL.

ONE REASON WHY FORREST GUMP WAS SO APPEALING TO ALMOST EVERYBODY IS BECAUSE HE SAID PROFOUND TRUTHS IN A SIMPLE AND UNASSUMING WAY. HERE’S WHAT HE ... Read More »

Remembering parishioners

Posted by Bob Herz on 10/30/16

“Remember our brothers and sisters, our relatives andfriends, and all those who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again; bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence. ”  These parishioners have entered into the fullness of eternal life from:  OCTOBER 31,2015 TO ... Read More »

HOLY MASS AND CANONIZATION OF THE BLESSEDS by HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Posted by Bob Herz on 10/23/16

HOLY MASS AND CANONIZATION OF THE BLESSEDS:  Salomon Leclercq, José Sánchez del Río, Manuel González García, Lodovico Pavoni, Alfonso Maria Fusco, José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, Elisabeth of the Holy Trinity Catez HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS St Peter's SquareSunday, 16 October 2016

 

At the start of today’s ... Read More »

A ‘Catholic’ Hijacking

Posted by Bob Herz on 10/09/16

A series of ads, placed in newspapers across the country in mid-September by an organization called “Catholics for Choice” (CFC), has spread the egregious falsehood that Catholicism and abortion can be in harmony with one another. “Public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value,” according to the ... Read More »

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 »