Friday, July 18th, 2008
Keep up with the sights and sounds of World Youth Day with the Sisters of Life!
Most of the New York congregation, including those from the nearby East 66th Street convent, have gone to Sydney to be with the Holy Father, and they’re chronicling their visit on a new blog. On it they’ve already posted tons of terrific pics and stories. Check it out, and pray for the good sisters, that their witness and catechesis will bear much fruit for the Church in Australia!
Click below to hear this week’s edition of “Word to Life,” broadcast earlier today on Sirius 159, The Catholic Channel.
This week’s guest is Fr. John Martin Ruiz-Mayorga, OP, a newly ordained priest of the Province of St. Joseph. Commenting on this weekend’s parable of the weeds and the wheat (Matthew 13:24-43), Fr. John Martin explains how Christ’s words can help us to understand the spiritual and theological significance of evil’s presence in the world. He also makes clear that a correct understanding of the last judgment, which is described by Christ in the parable, can become for the troubled heart a source of hope.
At the end of the show, Fr. James Cuddy, OP, joins us from the Church of St. Louis Bertrand in Louisville, KY. Fr. James also discusses his thought’s on this weekend’s readings, but first he shares with us news regarding an upcoming youth conference in Louisville. Organized by a community of lay Dominicans, “Ignite Your Torch” will take place July 24-27. Please pray for its success!