Monthly Archives: September 2012

Week of September 30, 2012

Ever since Bishop Finn was found guilty of not reporting suspected child abuse I have been pondering how our diocese can move forward.  Today’s gospel challenged me even more.  Last week the Twelve were arguing about who among them was the greatest. Today John tells Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your […]

Week of September 23, 2012

In today’s Gospel the disciples are discussing among themselves who was the greatest.  The response of Jesus is, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”  He then takes a child, places him or her in their midst and says, “Whoever receives a child such […]

Week of September 16, 2012

Last week I wrote about the bishop’s desire for every parish to promote family prayer during this Year of Faith.  In Matthew Kelly’s book Rediscover Catholicism (which we gave to everyone in the parish last year) he has a chapter on daily prayer.  He reminds us that prayer is central to the Christian experience.  A […]

Week of September 9, 2012

This week I am taking a break from the United States Bishops Conference’s statement Faithful Citizenship.  There are still things to share with you from this document, but I want to talk to you today about an Apostolic Letter that Pope Benedict issued called Porta Fidei.  In this letter Pope Benedict announces a Year of […]