Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent
As we begin Catholic Schools Week, let me send an early Valentine to all our wonderful students, teachers, principals, staffs, volunteers, boards, benefactors, parents, parishioners, and clergy who, with God’s grace and the sound heritage we’ve inherited, keep them strong.
We’ve been through a lot of trial. Forty-five years ago, especially as it became obvious that we would soon no longer have the precious resource of a numberless supply of our beloved Sisters, Brothers, and Priests, many predicted the demise of Catholic schools.
My predecessors would not let this happen. Not only were Cardinals Cooke, O’Connor, and Egan personally fervent about…
Jesus means “God saves,” Cardinal Dolan reflects on Epiphany–the day that Jesus was revealed as the Savior of the world–and ponders the question, “Do I (as in all of us) need a Savior?”
It’s all about the kids, isn’t it?
That dawned on me over the Thanksgiving weekend, when I was back in St. Louis with my family.
Besides eating . . . which I obviously relished – – and sleeping, we spent most of our time just enjoying the kids! There we sat, passing one little one to another, cooing, talking baby-talk, or laughing as the kids would do something new.
My nieces are mostly grown-up, and now the married ones are having babies! So we’ve got five of them, four and under, with two on the way. …
In this week’s Catholic New York column, I wrote about the rosary, a wonderful prayer and an effective means of evangelization. I thought you might want to read it.
Here is an excerpt:
Pope Francis has radiantly reminded us of this, hasn’t he? It’s not helpful to start with what the Church is against; it’s not productive to begin with what’s right or wrong. We’ll get to that eventually. No, we start with the Person, the invitation, the message of Jesus! Then, everything else flows from this saving proclamation!
My friend, Father Bob Barron, one of the nation’s premier evangelists today, puts it like this:…