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“Overcoming the wounds of fear” ... See MoreSee Less
17 hours ago
“Healing the Wounds of Division” ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
"Redemptive Motherhood: The Intercession of Our Lady of Sorrows"
September 19, 2:00 pm
St. Mary Parish
A personal testimony on watching her own child suffer - she had brain surgery at the end of 2019 when she was 5 - and how that gave a whole new perspective on redemptive suffering and the Blessed Mother.
Also exploring the role of prayer in finding God amid suffering, as well as the importance of others' prayers in supporting people who are dealing with suffering in their lives.
Anna Mitchell is co-host and producer of the Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio, a production of Sacred Heart Catholic Radio in Cincinnati. Anna and her husband Will live in Cincinnati with their three children. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
We have to go!
From Archbishop Thompson
The Vatican document makes the Catholic Church’s position clear. Because of the gravity of the threat posed by COVID-19, and the absence of alternative means of prevention, vaccines designed to protect us from this deadly disease are not only morally acceptable, they are strongly encouraged.
Pope Francis has taken this a step further. In a recent statement, the Holy Father said:
Being vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for one’s family and friends, love for all people. Love is also social and political, there is social love and political love; it is universal, always overflowing
with small gestures of personal charity capable of transforming and improving societies
(cf. Laudato si’, no. 231, cf. Fratelli tutti, 184).
Getting vaccinated is not only a morally acceptable option for Catholics, and all people who
care about the common good, it is an act of love.
As always, individual medical decisions need to be made in consultation with a physician who has the training and expertise to assess what is best for each person.
Every individual has the right to determine—on the basis of qualified medical opinions and a
fully formed conscience—whether or not to be vaccinated. However, if a person chooses in
conscience not to receive a vaccine, it is incumbent upon him or her to take the necessary precautions to protect others by observing whatever protocols are deemed necessary by health officials to do what can be done to prevent the spread of the virus, especially to those who are most vulnerable.
- Archbishop Thompson ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Finally! I applaud this archbishop. Being vaccinated is an act of love for one's fellow man, and especially our children. Can't Americans care enough for others to obtain a vaccination or even wear a mask? I thought we were supposed to love one another. Individual rights mean nothing compared to having healthy citizens and the desire to care about others.
Vaccines are made with ABORTED baby cells. Do not let your church fool you into thinking 'it's ok' for the science, unless you're ok with parts of a dead baby getting injected into your body.. 💔
In the Mass, during the Eucharistic Prayer, the
priest proclaims, “Blessed are you, Lord God of
all creation!” We know that the Eucharist is the
“source and summit” of our Catholic faith, and
we find in the Blessed Sacrament a connection
to the Earth as well. As Pope Francis explains
in the Laudato Si paragraph 236,” It is in the
Eucharist that all that has been created finds
its greatest exaltation…Joined to the incarnate
Son, present in the Eucharist, the whole
cosmos gives thanks to God.” Can you imagine
the whole cosmos giving thanks to God? Along
with all people throughout time, does this
vision include animals? Plants? Rocks and
minerals? Planets and galaxies? What does
this look like for you? The next time you are at
Mass, call this vision to mind. See how your
experience of the Mass might change as a
result of this view. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Healing the Wounds of Isolation ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Thank you for the video Might help me to understand some of the things I'm experiencing.
St. Gregory, senator and prefect of Rome, then in succession monk, cardinal and pope, governed the Church from 590 to 604. England owes her conversion to him. At a period when the invasion of the barbarians created a new situation in Europe, he played a considerable part in the transitional stage, during which a great number of them were won for Christ. At the same time he watched over the holiness of the clergy and preserved ecclesiastical discipline, as well as attending to the temporal interests of his people of Rome and the spiritual interests of the whole of Christendom. To him the liturgy owes several of its finest prayers, and the name "Gregorian chant" recalls this great Pope's work in the development of the Church's chant. His commentaries on Holy Scripture exercised a considerable influence on Christian thought, particularly in the Middle Ages. Together with St. Ambrose, St. Augustine and St. Jerome, he is one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
YOUNG ADULTS - ages 21 - 35,
Fr. John invites you to join him Friday September 10 at our local K of Columbus for some fun and conversation. Drinks and snacks available for purchase! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones. Proverbs 3:5-8“ Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” — 1 Peter 5:7 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10