I’m at the the Telecare studios in the Diocese of Rockville Centre with Monsignor Jim Vlaun for the installation of Bishop John Barres. (more…)
Let us pray:
We praise you, God and Father of us all, Sovereign of all life, for assembling us to proclaim the dignity of each human person, and the sacredness of human life.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for the gift of a nation where life itself is considered an inalienable right, where the dignity of each human person a self evident truth.
Our prayers are the more fervent as they rise from Christians, Catholics, Orthodox, Jews, Islam, and people of all faiths in this “one nation under God.”
Our supplication is the more hopeful today as we rejoice in the solidarity of hundreds…
Father Dave is on a retreat, so I’m by myself for the podcast! Today I reflect on the Presidential Inauguration and the upcoming March for Life. Thanks for listening!
Quite a week:
Yesterday, we celebrated the birth of the Reverend Martin Luther King, always an alarm clock for the nation to examine our consciences on the two goals that he preached – – the dignity and equality of each human person, and the sacredness of all human life – – and renew our sense of urgency for the works of justice that flow from those two Biblical and American virtues, especially regarding racial harmony and a national priority for the poor.
This country only celebrates four birthdays as holidays: of Jesus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Reverend King. That…
On “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss the passing of icon of mercy Detective Steven McDonald, two American saints, and the Presidential Inauguration.
Jesus came to restore the culture of life… The more vulnerable the life is the more Jesus reaches out to protect it. On January 22, people will gather to stand up for the culture of life as a reminder that all life is sacred.
Tomorrow, January 23, is the first feast day for the newly canonized Saint Marianne Cope. I wrote this reflection while I was in Molokai last week.
“The uns . . .”
George Higgins — the legendary “labor priest” from Chicago was, if I recall correctly, the first person I ever heard use that expression, yet he attributed it to the future — God willing — saint, Dorothy Day.
I borrowed it in my brief concluding remarks and prayer at last October’s Al Smith Dinner, as I praised God for the Church’s lookout…