Knowledge is having the facts. Wisdom is knowing what to do with them.
Valentine Young SERMON
My mother told me that my father used to stop at the rectory every Saturday afternoon to go to confession to the priest. He died when I was eight, leaving my mother with six children…
In many of His parables and teachings, Christ let us know that His Kingdom on earth was always what I am going to call “an unfinished product.”
I think we can learn something from this pagan official.
The word “grace” means a gift given to us by God. Sanctifying grace is first given to us when we are baptized.
Sin is an offense against God. Therefore, only God can forgive sin.
“I never really understand this psalm until I entered the Franciscan Novitiate in 1942…”
We should also examine ourselves on the subject of generosity and jealousy. When we see other people prosper in some way, receive some advantage or recognition, how do we respond?
During World War II, Catholic churches were filled on Friday evenings for the Sorrowful Mother Novena and Benediction.
“Often, the person who did us harm won’t even know that we’re still stewing over what they did to us; and if they knew, they might even be glad.”
“If worry did any good, I would advise you to do it—but it is wasted time and energy.”
“Examining the life of Jesus, we discover that He acted differently in different circumstances.”
“Catholic teaching says we should pray for people who die. If we were sure they were in heaven, that wouldn’t be necessary—so let’s be consistent in our teaching.”
“I considered myself privileged to be Pastor at one of the places in Houck, Arizona, where Saint Katherine Drexel built a church and grade school.”
“I had a brother who was married outside the Church and had stopped going to Church for about thirty years…”