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Letters from a Pastor to His People May 17, 2020
Why are you Catholic? Why do you believe in God? Why do you pray and why do you try to live a morally upright life? If you are joyful and peaceful on account of your faith, why?
Dont take offense at these questions. Im not trying to make you feel guilty or put you on the defensive. And Im certainly not trying to make you secondguess yourself.
Weekly Gospel Readings May 17, 2020 On this sixth Sunday of Easter, the First Reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles. After the martyrdom of Stephen, a severe persecution broke out, and all the followers of Jesus except the Apostles scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. God uses this terrible event to bring the Good News to the people of Samaria, a people despised by Jews. These verses focus on the evangelization ministry of Philip, one of the first Seven Deacons Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.
Time. Uncertainty. Silence. Boredom. Creativity. Together. Hope. Faith. It has been now almost a month and a half. To some it may feel a lot longer. I cant help but wonder if every disaster and zombie movie in some way prepared us mentally for this pandemic.
As you recall there was a scheduled pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help to Champion, WI on May 16th that was cancelled due to the pandemic. As a substitute we have this Virtual Mary Conference for free.
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON UPCOMING PILGRIMAGES. Please contact Anastasia Jakubow at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or places you wish to go. Prayers for you and everyone. May God Bless You All.
CHIBRO is hosted by Father James and Deacon Hank, both currently sheltering in place at St. Juliana Parish in Chicago. The podcast intends to show a peek behind the curtain of rectory life while providing an informal commentary on faith life under our current uncertain circumstances.
Graham Greens 1941 novel, The Power and the Glory, centers on an outlaw Catholic priest in 1930s rural Mexico. It received the Hawthornden Prize in British literature and was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th Century. Today, men studying for the priesthood read the story and priests, like me, reread it throughout their lives.