14th Sunday Homily: Am I a Child?

Am I a Child? What were these things the Father was hiding from the learned and the clever, those who were filled with themselves? What were these same things the Father thought fit to reveal to little children – those who were open to learning? Why did Jesus bless the Father for this seemingly peculiar … [Read more…]

Catholic Medical Professionals Can Be Punished for Following Their Consciences

Catholic Medical Professionals Can Be Punished for Following Their Consciences By Mary Rose Short published on June 23, 2020 in the National Catholic Register A pair of cases in Oregon highlights a problem that persists over conscience rights, even at Catholic hospitals, despite recent efforts by the federal government to enhance protections for such health-care … [Read more…]

12th Sunday of Ordinary: The Fear of the Lord

The Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary: The Fear of the Lord It was 500 years before Christ and the Kingdom of Judah and its capital Jerusalem were terrified.  The Babylonians were on the march. They had conquered all before them and they were heading towards Jerusalem.  What should the King do?  The king’s counselors advised him … [Read more…]

How Saint Jude Hospital Began

How Saint Jude Hospital Began More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas, then a struggling young entertainer with a baby on the way, visited a Detroit church and was so moved during the Mass, he placed his last $7 in the collection box. When he realized what he’d done, Danny prayed for a way to … [Read more…]

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi The celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi began in the Thirteenth Century. It was originally promoted by religious women who had developed a strong devotion to the adoration of Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Urban IV extended its observance to the whole Church and commissioned Saint Thomas Aquinas to … [Read more…]