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Mons Yennock Homily: File Room - Twenty sixth Sunday of the year sept. 28, 2014

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/29/14

In the second reading St. Paul, reflecting on his own sinfulness, reminds us that Jesus emptied himself, took the form of a slave, and humbled himself when he became obedient to the point of death on a cross to redeem us of our sins.  

 Today we are going ... Read More »

Mons Yennock Homily - Pope Francis in South Korea Aug. 14 to 18, 2014

Posted by Bob Herz on 9/23/14

Pope Francis in South Korea Aug. 14 to 18, 2014

A 22 yr. Old Korean girl who overcame anorexia asked Pope Francis if she could come to lunch with him when she’s in Rome. He didn’t hesitate for a moment before saying yes. That’s a sample of how comfortable ... Read More »

Untangling the Catholic Web

Posted by Bob Herz on 8/16/14

Untangling the Catholic Web

The Vatican vatican.va  You'll find enough here to keep you busy for hours on end. On the home page is a handy way to find all the recent writings, activity and news relating to Pope Francis. You can check out photos and follow his current ... Read More »

History Feast of Mary — The Assumption

Posted by Bob Herz on 8/15/14

 THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY:

A BELIEF SINCE APOSTOLIC TIMES

The Assumption is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, but we don't know how it first came to be celebrated.

Its origin is lost in those days when Jerusalem was restored as a sacred city, at the time of ... Read More »

MONS YENNOCK: PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AUGUST 3, 2014. EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Bob Herz on 8/15/14

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AUGUST 3, 2014. EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Don’t send the people away hungry. Give them some food yourselves. But we only have five loaves of bread and two small fish. There are over 5000 people out there. Still Jesus said: “don’t send ... Read More »

Mons Yennock Homily: OUR FATHER: JULY 6, 2014 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/11/14

OUR FATHER: JULY 6, 2014 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

IN TODAY’S GOSPEL JESUS SAYS THAT NO ONE KNOWS THE SON EXCEPT THE FATHER, AND NO ONE KNOWS THE FATHER EXCEPT THE SON AND ANYONE TO WHOM THE SON WISHES TO REVEAL HIM. WHEN THE DISCIPLES ASK JESUS HOW THEY ... Read More »

Mons Yennock: Most Blessed Trinity June 16, 2014 Father’s Day

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/07/14

Today is Father’s Day

Traditional marriage is the only institution that brings together a man and a woman for life providing any child who comes from their union with the secure foundation of a mother and a father. 

Our culture has taken for granted for far too long what ... Read More »

Mons Yennock: Pope Francis in the Holy Land Seventh Sunday of Easter—June 1, 2014

Posted by Bob Herz on 7/07/14

Pope Francis in the Holy Land Seventh Sunday of Easter—June 1, 2014

St. Luke tells us in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles that after Jesus ascended into heaven the disciples and Mary went back to the upper room in Jerusalem. The upper room is called the cenacle.

The cenacle was the place where Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover and ate their last supper together. The site of the cenacle has a colorful history. ... Read More »

Religious Liberty Under Attack - Diocesan Letter

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/22/14

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY UNDER ATTACK A Concrete Example

For decades, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) has carried out the commitment of the U.S. Bishops to serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, and other forced migrants, immigrants, and other people on the move. Special concern ... Read More »

The Marks of the Church

Posted by Bob Herz on 6/08/14

Just as it is more than appropriate, even necessary in the classical understanding of piety, to give thanks to parents on one’s own birthday, so the Church worships the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost for giving it birth.

By a united action with the Eternal Father and ... Read More »