Archive for May, 2017

Temperance and the Challenge of Substance Abuse

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble A good meal is one of the real pleasures in life and, indeed, the traditional way to celebrate is with a feast, as the Church’s liturgical calendar attests. If you are the one doing the cooking, then you know how important it is to have […] [Read more]

Gaining True Wisdom from the Word of God

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Whatever you ask I shall give you” (2 Chronicles 1:7; 1 Kings 3:5). If we could have anything, if this was said to us or in making birthday wishes, how would we respond? When God said this to new King Solomon, he asked for “wisdom […] [Read more]

Mother’s Day and the “Joy of Love”

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe opening sentence of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, offers the perfect context for Mother’s Day: “The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” The first and most immediate human relationship we experience is with our […] [Read more]

The Canonization of Saints Jacinta and Francisco on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAt a Mass earlier today during his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis canonized the two shepherd children, Jacinta Marto and her older brother Francisco, who were previously beatified by Saint John Paul II in 2000. The lives of these holy children bear witness to the words […] [Read more]

Evangelization and Supporting the Trinity Dome

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Evangelization is the mission of the Church and there are an infinite number of ways that we carry out this work, as demonstrated in the coming weeks.  For example, in the life of the Church, May is the month of Mary.  Recent popes have spoken […] [Read more]

The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn Saturday, the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, the devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary that fills the hearts of the faithful and the Church Universal will become even more intense with the 100th anniversary celebration of those events in the meadow of Cova […] [Read more]

Celebrating the Vocation to Teaching

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Saint John Paul II wrote of an “urgent need in various schools, whether Catholic or not, for teachers and professors among the lay faithful to be true witnesses of the Gospel, through their example of life, their professional competence and uprightness [and] their Christian inspired […] [Read more]

Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Earlier today in a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, I was honored to join with religious leaders, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other dignitaries to observe the National Day of Prayer. Following the custom of the early days […] [Read more]

In Remembrance and Thanksgiving: the Blue Mass

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Earlier today, it was my privilege and honor to celebrate the 23rd Blue Mass at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.  With all the pageantry of a procession with honor guard, bagpipe and drum corps, officers on horseback and fire ladder trucks outside, this yearly liturgy in […] [Read more]