TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – A 20 “We are only as free as our ability to forgive. “ That is not a quote from the bible. It is a quote from a holy priest friend of mine. Yet it holds a great truth FROM the Bible. Let us talk about that in considering today’s … Continue reading A Powerful Homily On Forgiveness
From a letter by Saint Peter Claver, priestTo preach the Gospel to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim pardon to captives Yesterday, May 30, 1627, on the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, numerous blacks, brought from the rivers of Africa, disembarked from a large ship. Carrying two baskets of oranges, lemons, sweet … Continue reading St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves, Who We Celebrate Today, Pray For Us!
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – A 20 “Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Within this general mandate of the Lord to the apostles in today’s gospel, there is the other specific mandate which Christ … Continue reading Homily – The Sacrament of Confession, Why?