6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 12, 2012
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Moved with pity, he said, “…be clean”
Full sermon text: The response of the crowd to Jesus in the Gospel is amazing. We are told that “people kept coming to Him from everywhere.” Americans are not strangers to crowds of this size. Oftentimes concerts and sporting events draw similar crowds. Yet for one man to draw such a crowd consistently is indeed unusual.
From the hills of “Andy Griffith” to ordination in Sardinia
It might seem a wayward path, but Scott Brentwood’s journey began in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway near the town about which “Mayberry RFD” was written, and ended at the altar with Scott receiving ordination in the historic city of Cagliari amidst the balmy breezes of the Mediterranean. See the video, “The Humble Roots of the Ordination of Deacon Scott Brentwood.”
Blessed John Paul II was certainly known to draw a crowd wherever he went. Some have said that there is no one in the history of the world who was seen by more people than “the traveling Pope.” This is high praise indeed, but very likely considering the all the pilgrimages he took to different countries and his masterful use of the media. A person with this sort of draw can do a lot of good or a lot of bad. In the case of Blessed John Paul II, he was able to do much to unite people and teach the faith. Continue Reading…