Archive for July, 2013

The Light of Faith Shines Out to Transform the World

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Tweet Share38 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn a glorious day in the Year of Faith, when Pope Francis approved the causes for canonization of soon-to-be saints John XIII and John Paul II, he also provided us with the wonderful gift of his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei. Only with the light of faith, […] [Read more]

Life in Christ

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today, we commemorate the life and death of Saint Maria Goretti, a very popular saint especially in Italy. She lived at the end of the 19th century and at the age of twelve was stabbed by a neighbor who was attempting to sexually assault her. […] [Read more]

Prepared Homily: Fortnight for Freedom Closing Mass

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Tweet Share101 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleFour years ago I had the privilege and joy of participating in an event in southern Maryland that tells a story that we need to hear again today when we commemorate the Fourth of July, our nation’s independence, and our freedom as citizens of this great […] [Read more]

Defending the First Freedom

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Tweet Share171 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As we approach Independence Day this year, we have an even greater occasion to reflect on the foundational values that helped form our nation – the self-evident truth that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.  Most especially, given the events […] [Read more]