September 3, 2016

23rd Sunday C; Installation of Father Mark Bialek; St. John the Evangelist, Westminster

I. Introduction A. As it happens, Father Bialek is being installed on the same weekend when Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa of Calcutta, even as Hurricane Hermine also presses down upon the Atlantic seacoast. As it also happens, the Church provides us with a Gospel reading appropriate to both of these events – a saint...
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Pope: Christians can’t ignore suffering and have a clear conscience

I will never tire of saying that the mercy of God is not some beautiful idea but rather a concrete action, Pope Francis said.
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