As we celebrate our Nation's Independence and In light of last week's Supreme Court decision regarding the redefining of Marriage, I believe it important to continue to pray for our Country, for those who govern and for the Right of Religious Freeedom.
Here is a prayer that is attributed to one of our Nation's Founding Fathers and first President, George Washington:
“Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech you that we with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show thankfulness and in the day of trouble, do not allow our trust in you to fall; all this we ask through
Please see the above video of Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey's Press Conference regarding the Supreme Court's erroneous decision on Friday, June 26, 2015.
For a written copy of his statement, click on to the Diocese of Corpus Chisti website at:
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):
The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Here is the link to read the full USCCB article:
After all of the High Feast Days of these past few weeks, we settle into Ordinary Time for the next few months.
Have a pleasant summer. We will see you at Holy Mass.
And should you travel for vacation don't forget to stop into a Catholic Church and celebrate Holy Mass there.
Give the Priest regards from Sacred Heart!
Some time back I made reference to a particular bible that I like to use in preparing homilies and just in general as it also offers study questions. The name of the bible is The New Catholic Answer Bible.
For more information on this particular bible go to www.TheNCAB.com It is offered by Fireside Catholic Publishing. You can also check Amazon for new and used.