One of the most heated debates these days concerns the use of the death penalty. One side is for it; the other side is against it. One says it is moral; the other says it is immoral. One says it serves as an effective deterrent to crime; the other says it does not. And even among those who favor its use, there are areas of discussion and disagreement. To what crimes should it apply? What should be the age limit? What method should be used? The debate goes on. The questions […]
Year of St. Joseph Feast Day Mass Consecration of the Family to St. Joseph Friday, March 19th 7:00 PM Annunciation Church (This mass will be livestreamed.) His Eminence, Cardinal Dolan, has granted a dispensation from abstinence from meat to all within the archdiocese for this particular feast this year, the Year of St. Joseph.
Do you remember the Gospel passage in which Jesus was a guest at a wedding in Cana of Galilee? It must have been a festive occasion because the wine was gone before the celebration was over. The Blessed Mother told Jesus about the problem and He came up with a marvelous solution. At His instruction, six stone jars were filled with water. Then some was drawn out and taken to the head waiter. He tasted it and then said to the groom: “People usually serve the choice wine first, then a lesser vintage. What you have done is keep the […]