…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Like many of you I was shocked, horrified and sickened by the law passed in New York concerning abortions being performed right up to and including the day of full term birth. To me, no less than infanticide. When we have John the Baptist at six months in Elizabeth’s womb ‘leaping for joy’ as he
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… The Golden Rule Most of us have heard what is called the ‘Golden Rule for Living’. That is, ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you’. So I offer you a practical application of the ‘Golden Rule’. Here is today’s version: If you open it, close it. If
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Junior. To some of us reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies; the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the changes that are
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: This Feast Day is enhanced by asking; and answering a few questions: Who is Jesus? What does He mean in your life? We call Him Messiah or Christ. Do those words mean anything to you personally? We call Him Savior, Redeemer and
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… I made this list a few years back after listening to various people, some who were not always grateful and didn’t see the blessings all around them. Most, however did. I was asked by several of you if I would put it in the bulletin again this year. It bears repeating.
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Veteran’s day is actually today, November 11th. The Holiday is celebrated this year on November 12th, since November 11th is a Sunday. But for continuity purposes, this writing says ‘Today’, the actual day. Today is not Memorial day – Not a day to pray for those who died under arms.
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… I love the fall. And as I quietly contemplate on what I might write, I watch dappled sunlight shifting through trees stirred by a warm, soft and gentle breeze. Leaves that are already on the cusp of turning into beautiful and stunning shades of gold and brown as winter awaits. It reminds me
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… In today’s gospel Blind Bartimaeus asks for sight. He is indeed given that, but also an even greater gift; Insight, and becomes a follower. We have been told that God hears and answers every plea. Sometimes the answer is ‘yes’, sometimes, ‘not right now’, sometimes even – ‘no’. What have you asked of
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Last week at the masses I mentioned that we have some new saints including Pope Paul the VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero. A few folks asked me who he was, and considering he was murdered 38 years ago, many of you were not born yet, or were in grade school. Here is a article
…..from your Pastors’ Desk… ST. FRANCIS AND THE BLESSING OF ANIMALS As many of you already know, years ago Franciscans served in our Diocese. At one time they covered all of Lake County. And, as some of you also know, I too have a Franciscan background. There is evidence of our Franciscan roots throughout