News & Writings

October 2020

Oct 15

Fr. Ryan's message on voting

October 4, 2020 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Dear Friends, Someone approached me recently and said, ‘Father, there’s really only one candidate that Catholics can vote for in this election, right?’ And I said, ‘no, you don’t have to vote for Joe Biden just because he’s Catholic!’  ...
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Oct 14

Quotes from Pope Francis' Encyclical "Fratelli Tutti

Throughout Fratelli Tutti's eight chapters and 45,000 words, Pope Francis challenges and inspires the faithful to respond "with a new vision of fraternity and social friendship that will not remain at the level of word." While we encourage all to read the full encyclical, what follows is a selection of quotes from Fratelli Tutti that...
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Oct 9

At Home with Faith - Oct 11, the 28th Sunday - JESUS IS OUR SHEPHERD

Our faith teaches that Jesus wants to be our shepherd. When we follow him, we are much less likely to get as anxious about the ups and downs of our lives. In him, we can do all things. In this Sunday’s second reading, St. Paul proclaims “I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” This means something deeper than a promise...
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Oct 5

Growing in Faith - October 2020

In times of uncertainty or stress, tempers can shorten, perspectives narrow, and peace suffers. It is important to remember that Jesus came to bring love and unity. The main article on page one explains.  All people are called to be holy, not just saints. Achieving holiness requires a constant effort like climbing a mountain. Daily effort...
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