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First Sunday of Advent Reflection

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 12/07/18

Written by Dcn. John Guigno, Rose Davis and Ginny Miller

About six weeks ago, on a warm Saturday morning in October, Ginny, Rose and I sat down and started preparing for today's homily. Each of us had our copies of the readings for Advent.  We'd read them before we ... Read More »

Speaking against the death penalty

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 11/05/18

By Fr. Kevin McKenna

The Democrat & Chronicle featured in its September 22nd edition the exoneration of a man who had served 27 years in prison for a homicide he did not commit. Rochester attorney Donald Thompson had spent nearly twenty years attempting to prove the innocence of Valentino ... Read More »

A Letter in Response to the Abuse Crisis

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 8/22/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,

 The Church has been rocked and shaken by the recent information concerning former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as well as the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report that described in graphic detail the experiences of at least a thousand victims of sexual abuse  and the abuse ... Read More »

See, Judge, Act

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 7/17/18

         See, Judge, Act

By Fr. Kevin McKenna

          Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego addressed participants at the U.S. Regional Meeting of Popular Movements in February of 2017. In his address, he spoke of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical ... Read More »

Dcn. John Giugno's Pentecost Homily

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 5/22/18

Dcn. John Giugno's Pentecost Homily May 20th, 2018

I’ve always been amazed at the ability of people who are able to speak multiple languages. I am definitely not gifted in that area. I took 4 years of Spanish in high school. Not Spanish 1,2,3,4, but Spanish 1 for 4 ... Read More »

All Cultures United by the Holy Spirit

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 5/22/18

BLOG May 21, 2018

Written By Fr. Kevin McKenna

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe We were reminded in the liturgy for Pentecost that “As a body is one through it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also is Christ” (1 ... Read More »

The Risen Christ is in the Poor

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 4/03/18

BLOG March 30, 2018

By Fr. Kevin McKenna “On Easter Day, on awakening late after the long midnight services in our parish church, I read over the last chapter of the four Gospels and felt that I received great light and understanding with the reading of them. ‘They have ... Read More »

Celebrating 5 years of Pope Francis

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 3/22/18

March 16th, 2018

Blog Post by Fr. Kevin McKenna

This past Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. He has exerted his influence on the side of societal protections for the poor, the weak and the vulnerable. He has attempted to bring the world’s ... Read More »

We Need A Moral Budget

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 3/05/18

March 2nd, 2018

By Fr. Kevin McKenna

Shortly after the release of the Administration’s federal budget proposal, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Bishop Frank Dewane, chairman of the USSCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and ... Read More »

Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough

Posted by Marcus Ebenhoe on 2/15/18

Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough

This Blog Post is by Marcus Ebenhoe

As I heard the news about the school shooting in Florida yesterday, my heart sunk.  What seemed unfathomable in 1999 with Columbine High School has become a regular occurrence. I was listening to NPR on my ... Read More »