Here’s my homily from this morning. We hear about King Cyrus in this morning’s reading. Although a tyrant, he’s remembered gratefully in the Jewish scriptures because he was an instrument in their liberation. This reminds us that God can bring good from evil, light from darkness.
+ Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York
The Altar and the Confessional:
A Pastoral Letter on the Sacrament of Penance
17 March 2011
Patronal Feast of Saint Patrick
My dear friends in Christ:
On this Feast of Saint Patrick, I wish the entire Archdiocese of New York an abundance of God’s blessings. May our great patron saint intercede for us, obtaining from the Almighty Father all the graces that we need as disciples of His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ!
Is there one particular grace which we can ask Saint Patrick to obtain for us? Might I suggest this year a return…