Jesus Can Heal our Fevers, Too

Jesus Can Heal our Fevers, Too

“[Jesus] approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.”

A story by Thomas Farragher, from The Boston Globe, in November of 2017.

The way to Ender’s Island off Mystic, Connecticut, is a tiny one-lane bridge. But for the teens and young adults whose lives have been wrecked by drugs and alcohol, who have left behind a trail of betrayal and defeat, of hopelessness and paralyzing fear, it’s nothing less than the passage of a lifetime.

On the other side of that bridge, they are met by Father Tom Hoar. He asks a simple question: “Have you had enough?”

It’s a question he’s had to confront himself a long time ago. Now it’s a question that he helps others answer, step by step, day by day.

I’m grateful for God’s blessing in my life and in the life of the folks who come across that causeway,” Father Hoar says. “Because people who come across that causeway are looking for hope.” Continue reading

Christ’s Peace vs the Government’s Peace

Christ’s Peace vs the Government’s Peace

ProLifeCorner- Homily given at midnight mass.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

            It was the great Roman boast: Ara Pacis Augustae – which means, “the era of Augustus’ peace.”

During the first and second centuries of the common era, the Roman empire, from Iberia to Greece, enjoyed a period of relative prosperity and tranquility. In one of the great propa­ganda campaigns of history, Caesar Augustus was hailed as a “god” and the “savior of the world” for the peace he enforced. Continue reading