The Difference Between Staying and Leaving: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

During these past 5 weeks, we’ve been reflecting on chapter 6 of St. John’s feeding5000Gospel, starting with the multiplication of the loaves and the feeding of 5,000. In the last 3 weeks, we’ve focused on our Lord’s dialogue with the Jews regarding the miracle of the manna in the desert and the True Bread from Heaven, which is the Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ. This bread which, unlike the manna, gives true and eternal life to him who eats it. What a wonderful gift and a profound expression of our Father’s love for each of us, that He would make Himself so radically available and present to us. Today brings us the conclusion of this extraordinary chapter of St. John’s Gospel and the response of the listeners to this gift of our God. Continue reading “The Difference Between Staying and Leaving: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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A Catholic Response to Obergefell v. Hodges

With the recent Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, Bishop Conley asked his priests this past weekend to make an announcement, which he had written regarding to case, and reiterate the Church’s teaching in our homilies. Continue reading “A Catholic Response to Obergefell v. Hodges”