Today day I had the honor of being the principal celebrant and homilist at the opening Mass for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando. Here is my homily from the Mass.
Convocation of Catholic Leaders
July 1, 2017
Feast of St. Junipero Serra
Thanks be to God for this splendid gathering! Back home at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral we’d call this a “two collection” crowd.
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