Month: November 2019

Precious Time

So too, you also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. (Mt 24:44) We are given fair warning: “Be prepared!”…

Fatherly Dreams

In Sacred Scripture, “the word, father, is a designation used not only for the immediate male progenitor, but also for the head of a people or tribe (Gen. 19:37), or…

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings…

Giving Thanks

By Vincent Ryan Ruggiero (Courtesy: Catholic Journal.US) Special days of thanksgiving existed in earlier cultures, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and ancient Jewish, yet we Americans are more familiar with the…

Deepwater Fishing

I would like to thank you for providing me a few moments to honor the newest Eagle Scout from our parish. As we count the ways in which he has…

Archbishop Vigneron Elected

BALTIMORE — Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has been elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following voting Tuesday morning at the bishops’ general assembly in Baltimore.…

Our Zacchaeus Moment

During September 1984, now St. Pope John Paul II embarked upon an 11-day apostolic journey through Canada. Midway through that journey, on September 15th, the pope celebrated an afternoon Mass…

The Other Side

There was a couple that had been married for more than 50 years when one day, unexpectedly, the husband passed away. A few days after the funeral, their pastor visited…