Here’s my homily from this morning. In today’s Gospel, we remember that Jesus is our navigator. Whatever storm we may go through, even if we think we will sink, He says to us, “Be not afraid.”
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution and the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
Dr. A.R. Bernard, Senior Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center, joins the Cardinal to discuss his upcoming trip to Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/eg9bOp78DV
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Through faith we know that the Holy Spirit, though invisible, is the most potent force in our life.
These blessed days in the Church’s calendar draw our attention to prayer. Last Thursday, we reverently and gratefully recalled the Ascension of Jesus, returning to His Father in heaven forty days after His Resurrection from the dead.
What did the bewildered, scared, confused apostles do upon Our Lord’s Ascension into heaven? They took our Blessed Mother Mary, locked themselves into a room, and . . . prayed! That prayer demanded perseverance, because it took nine days for Jesus to reply. The response He gave to that patient prayer of His Mother and best friends was beyond their most exalted hopes: …