TEXT: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 23, 2017

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017

Homily by Fr. John De Celles

St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church

Springfield, VA

 For the last several decades now there have been a lot of people

publicly demanding changes to Church teaching

—even when those teachings are divine truths,

not changeable by any man, even a pope.

Sadly, these demands have radically escalated in the last couple of years, Continue reading

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nota bene: Our Bulletin company’s deadline requires that I submit this column on Friday, June 30, so …


REFLECTIONS ON SEVEN YEARS. On Friday, July 7th, I will begin my eighth year here at St. Raymond’s. In so many ways seven years seems to have passed in the blink of an eye, and yet in other ways it has been a long haul. There have been many, many joys along the way, but a few struggles as well. Continue reading