Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

Corpus Christi and Love for our Father

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The Church Universal lifts up for us today throughout the world the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, known in Latin as Corpus Christi.  Here in the U.S., today it is also Father’s Day, and it is quite fitting that this feast of the Eucharist should be celebrated alongside this day in which […] [Read more]

Love, Faith and Presence on Father’s Day

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Washington last year and his recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life, Amoris Laetitia, both offer fathers, mothers and children many things to reflect on as we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day. Our Holy Father knows well the challenges to fatherhood in these times. “Some fathers feel they are […] [Read more]

A Father’s Love

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

As our nation shows appreciation for our fathers today, the Church also happens to lift up for us the Holy Trinity, the mystery of God’s inner life.  While it is a mystery – the central mystery of the Christian faith – reflecting on the Trinity can shed light on what it means to be a […] [Read more]

The Family as Foundation

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Today, I had the privilege and the pleasure to welcome more than 600 couples to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate their jubilees of twenty-five years or more.  I invited them to renew their wedding vows as a sign and testimony to enduring married love. As these couples celebrate with family and […] [Read more]