A renewed welcome to all here at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Sunday Mass.
Mayor de Blasio, you are always welcome here. I admire you for joining a number of congregations this Sunday morning as our nation finds itself afraid, worried, frustrated and fatigued over senseless violence against God’s children.
Every Sunday we bring our praise and thanks, our needs and our petitions, our sorrow for sin, and, yes, our anxieties and concern to God our Father through and with His Son Jesus, on the cross.
This Sunday morning, our fears and worries for the country we so love, the country whose birthday…
June 27, 2016
Holy Family Parish
We just heard proclaimed, in our scripture reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, a prayer, a prayer from the Apostle himself, for “knowledge of God’s will,” for “wisdom and spiritual insight” . . . and I suggest to all of you this evening that this prayer is actually being answered in this very gathering.
Think about it: here we assemble in prayer at the parish church where the nations worship, in a city – perhaps the most cosmopolitan on…
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Three weeks ago I had Sunday Mass in Iraq. You don’t go to Iraq for a vacation, do you?
I went to Iraq to visit the people – the refugees – who were fleeing persecution from ISIS. 110,000 Christians who had been driven from their homes in Mosul, and their ancient villages along the plains of Nineveh, who had fled to Kurdistan for refuge.
These people, as you might imagine… the name given to them, “Internally Displaced Persons,” …they were very sad. They were suffering much. They had left everything. Their lives…