Here’s my homily from today’s Mass. A Happy Father’s Day to all dads! God depends on them to be agents of His love, protection, and care. God the Father wanted His incarnate Son to have an earthly dad. Saint Joseph, pray for our dads on this Father’s Day.
Along with so many other people of faith – and of no particular religion at all – we Catholic pastors and citizens persevere, on this Father’s Day, in our prayers and efforts to defend the timeless definition of marriage as the loving, faithful union between one man and one woman leading to a family.
At the conclusion of tomorrow’s 10:15 Sunday Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, I’ll ask for prayers that this noble endeavor, at the heart of nature’s understanding of the common good, and historically protected by our country’s normative principles, will succeed.
We appreciate and encourage the legitimate concern…