23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2012

September 9, 2012 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, Va. As you probably know at its founding America was an overwhelmingly Protestant country. But as time passed millions of Catholics began to immigrate in search of new opportunities and freedom. They found both of those, but they also found prejudice against them —both because of their foreign habits and accents, and because of their foreign religion, Catholicism. So many times they had to fend for themselves —to provide health care, and welfare assistance, and schools for their children. And most of that time … Continue reading