Below is the text of the homily Bishop George Thomas of Las Vegas delivered at the funeral Mass for Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett February 12 at St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
SEATTLE – Hundreds of people, including more than 100 priests and bishops, gathered at St. James Cathedral to honor and remember Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett at his February 12 funeral Mass.
SEATTLE – John Tien Luu came to St. James Cathedral to pay his respects during the February 11 vigil service for the late Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett.
Some years ago, my friend Msgr. Francis Mannion wrote an article concerning the three essential features of the eucharistic liturgy — namely, the priest, the rite and the people. When these elements are in proper balance, rightly ordered liturgy obtains. Further, from these categories, he argued, we can discern the three typical distortions of the...
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Pope Francis recently declared that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — January 26 this year — should be celebrated as the Sunday of the Word of God. The pope highlighted the importance of lectio divina, or “divine reading,” an ancient practice of slowly and prayerfully reading the Bible. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Our Catholic life is full of celebration. Solemnities, feasts, first sacraments and birthdays are all cause for celebrations, and we plan our lives around them. Celebrations are important, even integral to our happiness. To celebrate means, in part, to solemnly observe and commemorate with festivities. A priest celebrates the Mass. And for Catholics, our personal…
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