MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
To Sin By Silence: A homily by Fr. Peter Mitchell
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the martyrs of the Third Reich, pray for us. Amen.
Lord, Please remember me in your kingdom -- The Lord spoke to Paul in a vision. Do not be afraid, keep on speaking, and do not be silent. For I am with you (Acts 18:9).---Come Holy Spirit.
From the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin quickly responded Friday to the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same sex marriage, asserting that marriage between two women or two men is "morally wrong and a blatant rejection of God's plan for the human family.
""A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very notion of same-sex marriage is morally wrong," said Tobin, whose statement was in a news release sent out by the diocese, he said his comments on "God's plan" for the human family are in line with comments that Pope Francis made when he served as an archbishop in Argentina.
"Despite the current trends of our society, or perhaps because of them, the Church must redouble its commitment to proclaim and defend authentic concepts of marriage and family as we have received them from God," Tobin said. "We will always do so, however, in a respectful, charitable and constructive manner."
|St. John Paul II and St. John Vianney|
|All-encompassing power of Holy Mass|
|Like the Holy Father, the priest is a listener|
|Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen in prayer|
|Our Lady with the priest at Holy Mass|
June 2, 2015
"Dear children, I desire to work through you - my children, my apostles - so that in the end, I may gather all of my children there where everything is prepared for your happiness. I am praying for you, that through works you can convert others, because the time has come for acts of truth, for my Son. My love will work in you - I will make use of you. Have trust in me, because everything that I desire, I desire for your good, the eternal good created by the Heavenly Father. You, my children, my apostles, are living an earthly life in union with my children who have not come to know the love of my Son, who do not call me 'mother' - but do not be afraid to witness the truth. If you are not afraid and witness courageously, the truth will miraculously win, but remember, strength is in love. My children, love is repentance, forgiveness, prayer, sacrifice and mercy. If you will know how to love, by your works you will convert others, you will enable the light of my Son to penetrate into souls. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. They belong to my Son. He called them. Pray that they may always have the strength and the courage to shine with the light of my Son.”