Think of how Jesus felt when that terrible crown of thorns was pushed into His skull. Next time you’re crushed with worry, anxiety or fear, think of the Third Sorrowful Mystery.
Here’s my homily from this morning. In the Gospel today, Jesus speaks about the necessity of perseverance in prayer. The month of October is dedicated to a prayer that by its very nature is persevering – the Rosary.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Jim Vlaun joins me to discuss the Special Counsel and Independent Reviewer, Judge Barbara Jones, and the progress of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.
Msgr Vlaun steps in for Fr Dave. pic.twitter.com/zJcHXRCOKn
— The Catholic Channel (@CatholicChannel) October 2, 2018
Click here to watch the full version of the video mentioned in today’s episode, A Pastoral Message on the Crisis Facing our Church. For my recent blog entry on the Rosary, click here. To learn more about upcoming events at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, visit…
Never have I received such a positive response to an article I have written like I did to my “To Whom Shall I go?” column in the Catholic New York of September 13, 2018.
That rather short and simple piece suggested that every parish in the archdiocese offer the traditional Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel after each Mass during the nine days (a novena) leading to the Feast of the Archangels on September 29. My request was based on the exhortation from Pope Francis that we bluntly acknowledge the powers of darkness, personified in Satan, so mighty and…
I’d like to propose to you a specific prayer in the Church’s treasury: the prayer we call the Rosary.
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:…
On my radio program today, “Conversation with the Archbishop” on The Catholic Channel of Sirius XM Satellite Radio, I have a delightful chat with Father David Toups, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, who serves as the Associate Director of the Committee of Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. He’s also the author of a splendid book, Reclaiming Our Priestly Character. Gus Lloyd, host of Seize the Day on The Catholic Channel, serves as…