Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bishop Slattery: Homily at Solemn High Mass at National Shrine

Bishop Slattery's Homily at Solemn High Mass at National Shrine
Diocese of Tulsa News
4/25/2010 - EOC Staff

Bishop Slattery's Homily at the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception - Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the ascension of Benedict XVI to the throne of Peter - ad multos annos!

To view a PDF copy of the homily, click HERE

He begins:

We have much to discuss - you and I …

… much to speak of on this glorious occasion when we gather together in the glare of the world’s scrutiny to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the ascension of Joseph Ratzinger to the throne of Peter.

We must come to understand how it is that suffering can reveal the mercy of God and make manifest among us the consoling presence of Jesus Christ, crucified and now risen from the dead.

We must speak of this mystery today, first of all because it is one of the great mysteries of revelation, spoken of in the New Testament and attested to by every saint in the Church’s long history, by the martyrs with their blood, by the confessors with their constancy, by the virgins with their purity and by the lay faithful of Christ’s body by their resolute courage under fire.

But we must also speak clearly of this mystery because of the enormous suffering which is all around us and which does so much to determine the culture of our modern age.

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