When my children and I would ride in the car together, they chose the radio station. I had no preferences, and I wanted to hear what they thought was “good music.”
John and James, sons of Zebedee, were the second pair of brothers chosen by Jesus to be his disciples. In this Sunday’s gospel reading John gets his first line in the Gospel of Mark and a lesson in what is today called the ecumenical movement.
In order to include our Latino brothers and sisters in The Messenger, we have enlisted the help of Fr. Salvador Gonzalez, OMI to write on issues important in the Catholic Church. We include both the English and the Spanish, and the Spanish follows the English
Mark’s instruction on the permanence of marriage takes the form of the following story. The Pharisees approached Jesus with a question, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” Mark notes that they were testing him.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton has invited Bishop Fernand Cheri III, OFM auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville.