Browsing the July 2020 archive of Deacon Michael's Blog

Deacon Michael's Homily for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 26, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/27/20

Here's my homily for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary time reflecting on the "Kingdom of Heaven" 

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based HERE

I welcome any questions, comments or suggestions the the Comments boxes below


In our modern consumer culture we are preoccupied ... Read More »

Race Prejudice and Catholic Teaching - Two Good Videos

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/26/20

Bishop Robert Barron has two excellent videos out on race prejudice and Catholic teaching/understanding.

One is on how Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King's "Letter From the Birmingham Jail" makes use of the reasoning of Saint Thomas Aquinas and why that is important for our nation.  You can find that ... Read More »

"Open Wide Our Hearts" USCCB Pastoral Letter & Supplementary Materials

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/25/20

Here interested folks can access PDF's of the 2018 Pastoral Letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop entitled "Open Wide our Hearts" and several excellent short 2-page topical briefing papers discussing in more detail aspects of racism discussed in the Letter.

I welcome any comments and ensuing ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 12, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/20

Below is my homily from this morning's Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 12, 2020.

You can find the readings on which it is based  HERE

I hope you find it helpful in your own circumstances.

Comments, observations and perspective on my homily or on today's ... Read More »