Of Movember, Pink Ribbons, Saint Baldrick’s and Reverence for Life

This post is my bulletin column for this week. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Some years ago, it was popular to do the “ice bucket challenge” in order to raise funds for ALS, popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Many of my friends on social media were taking up the challenge, and I… Continue reading Of Movember, Pink Ribbons, Saint Baldrick’s and Reverence for Life

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Today’s readings Today we observe the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  This is a day that we cannot take lightly, and it is good that we begin it by celebrating Mass.  We all know the issue: so many children have been legally put to death since the Roe v. Wade… Continue reading Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time: Respect Life

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that in effect legalized abortion in the United States.  The Church teaches us that abortion is a violation of the fifth commandment, which states: “Thou shall not kill.”  Participation in an abortion – which includes having one, paying for one, encouraging one, performing one,… Continue reading Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time: Respect Life

Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: Respect Life Sunday

Today’s readings Today, I’d like to share a bit more of a sermon than a homily, reflecting more on a specific topic than on the readings themselves.  I do this because today is Respect Life Sunday, and I think it’s important to be aware of what the Church teaches on this very important issue. I… Continue reading Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: Respect Life Sunday