Footsteps of the Cross

Father Bob’s homily Palm Sunday…

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It says in the Roman Missal that the reading of the Lord’s Passion is then followed by a brief homily.  Then there is a picture of tiny Catholics cheering, which seems a little unnecessarily mean.

The grim and gripping story of the Lord’s passion seems so foreign and bizarre.  How could they not see the innocence in Jesus?  How could they do that to one who only wanted love and justice to prevail?  It was so outrageous and so real to me as a kid that I can remember praying the Stations of the Cross and telling my mother that it is great that we are praying and all, but shouldn’t someone go to Jerusalem and actually stop this!

Yet, that is not how everyone hears this story.  For some, it is not foreign or bizarre.  For some it is their reality.  For some it is…

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  1. Please join us at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 2216 Rosa Rd., May 4, at 2 p.m., for a talk, with Power Point presentation, by Jan Sheridan, of the International Thomas Merton Society, on “Thomas Merton: the New York Years.”  Jan was awarded a grant by the ITMS to complete this project on the formative journey of the monk/author during his years living in New York State at several stages of his life. Finally. his decision to become a Trappist monk was made during the time he spent teaching English at St. Bonaventure College (now University) in Olean, New York. For admission, free will offerings will be appreciated.  Sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of the Capital Region.  Contact: Walt Chura, O.F.S. wwchura@yahoo.com, 518-456-3201.

    Walt Chura. O.F.S.* 65 New Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 518-456-3202 wwchura@yahoo.com Blog:  http://www.catholicconvergences.wordpress.com Join me on Facebook (Walt Chura) and Twitter: brojoesfo *by order of the International Council, all members of the Secular Franciscan Order, regardless of their mother tongue, are to use Latin initials for the community: Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis.

    Pope Francis: “It is not possible to build bridges between people while forgetting God. But the converse is also true: It is not possible to establish true links with God while ignoring other people.”

    >________________________________ > From: St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Blog >To: wwchura@yahoo.com >Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:52 PM >Subject: [New post] Footsteps of the Cross > > > > WordPress.com >kafesk posted: “Father Bob’s homily Palm Sunday…” >

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