A church that is rich and lacking in praise for the Lord is an old, lifeless church that neglects the true treasure of God’s free gift of grace and salvation, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
A priest who directs the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, Egypt, blasted Western support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during a visit to Parliament Hill.
At a news conference in San Diego, the chairmen of three committees reiterated the bishops’ support for comprehensive immigration reform that protects families and workers.
Pope Francis ditched a 1,250-word prepared speech to students saying it would be “a tad boring” to read out loud and opted instead to just quickly hit the high points and spend the rest of the time answering people’s questions.
Sunday, June 9
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 17:17-24
– More than checklist, creed is God’s story in miniature
– Youth tracks to be featured at Oct. 12 celebration
– Teen’s road to Church includes public profession of creed
– How the Kardashians keep up
– What do you believe?
– CCF hires new officer, names finance director
– Order of Malta exhibit at Basilica
– Local Catholic author publishes new book
Why does God heal some but not others? This is a perturbing question that many might ask when considering the readings for this weekend. Many do not receive the miracles they are looking for; yet, some do.
“Jesus speaks in the silence of the mystery of the Eucharist and reminds us each time that following him means going out of ourselves and making our lives not something we ‘possess,’ but a gift to him and to others.”
— Pope Francis, in his homily at Mass May 30
Time was, I shrank from what was right
From fear of what was wrong;
I would not brave the sacred fight,
Because the foe was strong.
Thirty-four years ago, on June 3, I delivered the commencement address for the class of 1979 at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield. I challenged my classmates and myself to go out and change the world for the better.
St. Stephen parish in Anoka will celebrate its 34th annual Summerfest, celebration of faith, community, family and fun, on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.