Daily homily thoughts, 3/20

March 20, 1779

Today is the 242nd birthday of Bishop Simon Brute, 1st bishop of Indiana, the Diocese of Vincennes. His Episcopal Ordination was 1834. The Diocese of Vincennes became the 13th diocese of the United States. He named the cathedral St. Francis Xavier, due to the missionary heart of he had. Now St. Francis Xavier is the patron of ArchIndy. Under Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, the cause for canonization began in 2005

Daily homily thoughts, 3/19

“Ite ad Joseph” or “Go to Joseph” is one of the most ancient cries of the Catholic Church.

“Joseph’s response to the angel’s message is immediate, trusting, magnanimous, self-sacrificing (his own fatherhood), chaste, and courageous. He is predisposed as just, but more than that. He looks to God, then Mary, and does so without fanfare.” Father Denis Wilde