December 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

December 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

The Impact of Our Lives

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/24/18

On cold winter nights when the wind is blowing about 30 mph and the rain or even snow is beating against the windows, I get a little reflective. One of the things I think about is whether my life is really making an impact on the world. I hope ... Read More »

Good Politics is at the Service of Peace

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/19/18

Besides being New Year’s Day and the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. January 1st is also celebrated as World Day of Peace. The date was so designated for the first time back in 1968 by St. Pope Paul VI. Every year since that day the Pope has ... Read More »

Healing the Sexual Abuse Scandal

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/11/18

Recently, I read two articles in America Magazine outlining possible ways of trying to heal the Church from the effects of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. One article was written by Louis J. Cameli, entitled, “Finding hope and healing in the face of the abuse crisis.” In his article ... Read More »

Commemorating the Winter Ember Days

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/03/18

In September I shared with parishioners my intention to observe the seasonal Ember Days as my own personal time of fasting and prayer in reparation for the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Ember Days are an ancient Christian practice of marking the change of each of the seasons with three ... Read More »

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