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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feast of Saint John Francis Regis

Good morning. Today we continue to hear from 2 Corinthians, but this time chapter eleven where the question is posed regarding what if someone were to come and preach a different message than that preached by Jesus, and then in the Gospel for today we have Jesus, in the Book of Matthew, instructing the Apostles on how to pray—giving us the “Our Father.” In reading these two passages from scripture I could not help, among other things, think about another preaching, the preaching of a secular, relativist America. I thought about the babbling of State Senator Grisanti in yesterday’s Buffalo News regarding his position on the bill before the State Senate for the State of New York regarding same-sex “marriage.” He was quoted as saying: “If I take the Catholic out of me, which is hard to do, then absolutely they should have these rights…” Isn’t that interesting? This leaves me no question as to where he is headed. My guess is that he’s preparing to throw his faith under the bus. I pray that isn’t so. He suggests that it is about the Church, and about what is right, that’s easy enough. But Senator it is about something much more, it is about what God wants. Senator you need only say an Our Father, “Thy will be done” and then proceed with your vote. Marriage isn’t about being a civil right, and it certainly isn’t about two men, or two women, or a man and a cow, it is about one man and one woman and a covenant with God to being open to life. It has been that way from the beginning. Shame on you! You know that. Don’t pretend to make it anything other than what it is. It is not about the “rights” of homosexual couples. It is about one man, one woman, and a commitment with God to being free, fruitful and faithful. Senator Grisanti you know that. Go pray an Our Father then cast your vote. “Thy will be done. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint John Francis Regis, a missionary to those who had abandoned the Church.

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