- Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines June 27, 2017About 300 gunmen of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked a town in southern Philippines, destroying churches and religious icons as well as desecrating consecrated hosts. Town members urged the community not to let these actions sow hostility between Muslims and Christians in the region.
- Pope says elderly in Church aren’t a gerontocracy, they’re grandparents June 27, 2017In a Mass on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992, Pope Francis rejected complaints that lots of old people make the Church a "gerontocracy," saying the elderly have a key role to play as "grandparents," nurturing and giving hope to the young.
- British author challenges dubia cardinals, calls abuse of Pope ‘satanic’ June 27, 2017Stephen Walford, a British Catholic author, has challenged the four cardinals who submitted doubts about 'Amoris Laetitita' to Pope Francis to change course, arguing they're largely wrong on the merits and also fueling a 'satanic' form of abuse directed at the pontiff on traditionalist and conservative websites and blogs.
- Myanmar cardinal calls for independent investigation of war crime allegations June 27, 2017Cardinal Charles Bo has called on the government of Myanmar to move away from “positions that are not conducive to peace and its good name in the international community,” but also called on the supporters of the Rohingyas to “move forward maximizing peace based on justice at every opportunity.”
- Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise June 27, 2017In a new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns against equating silence with simply staying quiet: Silence is the manifestation of a presence, "the most intense of all presences." The cardinal says modern man is capable of all sorts of noise, all sorts of wars, and so many solemn false statements, in an infernal chaos, because […]
- Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines June 27, 2017
Author Archives: Fr. JC
To all the fathers in the parish I want to wish a happy Fathers’ Day. I pray that it is a special day for you to spend with your family. For those of us whose fathers have passed away, today … Continue reading
Come July 1, we will be welcoming Rich Scanlon as our new Director of Evangelization & Discipleship Formation. This is a new position for our parish, replacing the position of Director of Faith Formation. Rich’s responsibilities will include implementing our … Continue reading
We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading
For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading
As some of you know, I had planned to lead a pilgrimage next October to both Lourdes and Fatima, in part, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima. Unfortunately, not enough people signed up, so I … Continue reading
In case you are wondering why I am not at the Masses this weekend, I am down in Burlington, NC officiating at the wedding of my oldest niece, Sydney. All of my immediate family will be there. After us not … Continue reading
During the Easter Season, there are a lot of things in the Church’s liturgy which reminds us of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Of course, the Easter Vigil, the most solemn Mass of the year, is the … Continue reading
From ancient times, philosophers have summed up the human condition as a quest to answer three fundamental questions: What should I do? What can I know? What can I hope for? In response to the common-sense comment of doubting Thomas, … Continue reading
How many of you go to bed without making sure the doors of your house are locked? Why do we bother about locking our doors and cars? Because we want to be safe, right? We know that the world can … Continue reading