February 2, 2014

Re-Evangelization of St. Raymond’s. Last Sunday I spoke at all the Masses about fostering the New Evangelization in our parish by first re-evangelizing ourselves. (The text of my homily is on the website). One of the key things I encouraged was committing to volunteer in one of the many parish groups/activities. I strongly believe that active involvement in the parish in this way is a key way to help you to grow in your faith and love for Christ. So, please, as I said in my homily, pray about this, but then make a commitment, and call to volunteer. In … Continue reading

January 19, 2014

March for Life. This Wednesday, January 22, hundreds of thousands of Christians and other people of goodwill will participate in the 40th annual “March for Life” on the Mall in Washington, commemorating the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade creating the so-called “right to abortion.” Perhaps no court decision or legislation has so directly and fundamentally had such a wide and terrible effect on our nation. And not only in the devastation of 60 million or so babies it has killed, or the millions of mothers whose lives it has ruined. But also in … Continue reading

Januray 12, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions. Today we end the season of Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we put Christmas behind us. For Christians, the birth of the Baby Jesus symbolizes a new beginning in His grace, so that as we begin this New Year our lives must be formed and defined by our faith in the reality that God the Son became one of us, and lived, taught, suffered, died and rose from the dead for the salvation of the world. So we do not put Christmas behind us as we begin this New Year, but rather we keep it in front … Continue reading

January 20, 2013

March for Life. This coming Friday, January 25, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather on the Washington Mall to march to the Supreme Court in peaceful protest on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the terrible decision establishing the right to abortion in our country. I hope you will be there with me and 3 bus loads of your fellow parishioners to peacefully show your rejection of our nation’s continuing indifference to the senseless killing of over a million unborn babies a year. If you’ve never been to the March you really ought to think of joining us … Continue reading