Monthly Archives: August 2012

Week of September 2, 2012

This week I continue with excerpts from the American bishop’s pastoral letter on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.  Another question the bishops ask is “What does the Church say about Catholic Social Teaching in the Public Square?”  They then go on to address seven key themes which I will begin to look at in this […]

Week of August 26, 2012

This week I continue with excerpts from the American bishop’s pastoral letter on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.  One of the questions the bishops respond to in this document is, “How does the Church help the Catholic faithful to speak about political and social concerns?”  They begin to answer the question by trying to help […]

Week of August 19, 2012

In November we go to the polls again to vote for leadership in our country.  For a number of years now when there is election for the President our Catholic Bishops have issued a statement called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship to share Catholic teaching on the role of faith and conscience in political life.  […]

Week of August 12, 2012

Wednesday, August 15th, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation or, as I heard one priest refer to Holy Days, a Holy Day of Opportunity.  This is a feast that has not been with us for a long time.  “After the horrors of the […]

Week of August 5, 2012

“…you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.” “For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me […]