This weekend we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the dedication of our church.  I remember a liturgist saying that first we shape our church and then our church begins to shape us.  I can see that in the way that this church was shaped.  It has one of the largest gathering spaces (also called narthex) […]

Global Peacemaking “I appeal forcefully to all those who sow violence and death by force of arms: in the person you today see simply as an enemy to be beaten, discover rather your brother or sister, and hold back your hand! Give up the way of arms and go out to meet the other in […]

 Revolution of Tenderness:  A 2016 Election Pope Francis Values Guide The Economy “Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. Money must […]

In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Kurtz, has invited all dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. The Day of Prayer for Peace in Our […]

A Revolution of Tenderness:  A 2016 Election Pope Francis Values Guide Introduction The Gospel tells us constantly to risk a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their joy which infects us in our close and continuous interaction.  True faith in the incarnate Son […]

Recently the bishops of Missouri issued the following statement regarding a bill that would allow Missouri citizens to conceal and carry without a permit or training. Statement of the Missouri Catholic Conference In Opposition to SB 656 (Concealed Carry without a Permit) We, the Catholic Bishops of Missouri, urge the Missouri General Assembly to sustain […]

I received a letter from the Missionary Society of St. Columban this past week that I want to share with you. Dear Fr. Clary, Thank you for the warm welcome your parishioners gave Fr. Tom Cusack who was at your parish to speak on the Columban missions as part of the 2016 Missionary Cooperation Plan.  […]