From the Pastor's Desk - Archive

April 11, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The late Francis Cardinal George once wrote “In the United States, everything is permitted, even encouraged. … But, while practically everything might be permitted, practically nothing is forgiven. By contrast, in the Church much is not permitted. … But while much is not permitted, everything can be forgiven. Our culture pulls us towards vengeance, our faith towards mercy.” On this Divine Mercy Sunday, his words echo powerfully in my heart, for we indeed live in a time when permissiveness is run amok and forgiveness is in short supply. Today it is often referred to…read more

April 4, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In my grandfather’s collection of photographs from his time in the US Army serving in the European Theater during World War II, one in particular captured my attention. Taken from a balcony, the photo shows American GIs kneeling during an Easter Sunday Mass in a makeshift chapel somewhere in Belgium. Shoulder to shoulder, the men kneel together at the moment of consecration. In the midst of wartime combat and chaos, their worship at Mass draws them into the greatest combat that has ever taken place. In the Eucharist, they adore the Risen Lord who…read more