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  • Second Sunday of Advent 'C'
  • Paving a path to peace When I was a child, it used to take at least an hour to travel by auto from Morristown to Jersey City where I was born. Our family moved from ‘the city’ to the ‘burbs’ in 1939 when I was just two years old. There were no parkways, turnpikes or interstate freeways in those days. Route 1 was still paved with cobblestones in some sections on the outskirts of Newark near [続きを読む]
  • The People of God
  • Website Editor’s Note: Father Tom Reese along with his colleagues, Fr. Jim Martin, is a voice of reason. The Second Vatican Council made it clear the Church is ‘the people of God.’ The hierarchy are surely do not constitute the Church by themselves. The article below explains why the distinction is important. Father Lasch Note to newspaper editors: Change ‘church’ to ‘hierarchy.’By Thom [続きを読む]
  • First Sunday of Advent 'C'
  • Search the stars for the one with your name on it! “The best show in New York City is not on Broadway. It’s the spectacular three-dimensional film, Passport to the Universe. at the American Museum of Natural History. The full presentation is still available on You Tube but nothing can compare with the actual wide screen presentation. These were the opening words of David S. Toolan, SJ wri [続きを読む]
  • Feast of Christ the King 'B'
  • Life in the ‘Kindom’ of God “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” And Jesus said, “I do!” But it didn’t happen that way. Pilate spoke in the name of Caesar, not in the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. And he wasn’t interested in the whole truth but only that which fed his curiosity and his ego. “Are you [続きを読む]
  • Thanksgiving 2018
  • Thank God! “Thank God… that didn’t happen to me!” “Thank God… it was only a cold.”“Thank God… we decided to stay home that night.”“Thank God… it was only a joke.”“Thank God.. it wasn’t raining.”“Thank God… it IS raining!”“Thank God… it’s snowing!”“Thank God… it stopped snowing!”“Thank God… I got the job!” “Thank God… I’m not the boss.”“Thank God.. I am the bo [続きを読む]
  • Clergy sexual Abuse ... Website Extra XXXI
  • ‘Harvey Interview,’ continued… To access the previous Harvey Interviews, click the link to the right on this homepage ‘Let’s talk about it.’ and then scroll down to those summaries beginning with ‘Harvey Interview’. Harvey: So, as usual, I have a couple of personal questions before we resume the formal interview. How has this experience affected your faith; I mean your relationship w [続きを読む]
  • Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Sic transit Gloria mundi So who selected the readings for this weekend? In order to understand and appreciate the readings, it ma
    y be helpful to be reminded that the Bible is more akin to a library of books rather than a single volume with one theme. Though i
    t certainly contains truth, it is not to be read as documentary history or as a newspaper report. The Book of Daniel and the sele
    ction [続きを読む]
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse ... Website Extra XXX
  • _‘Harvey Interview’+ continued… The previous interviews may be accessed by clicking the link ‘Let’s talk about it’ on my homepage. Scroll down on the list of Website Extras… the Harvey Interviews is named in the summary section. Harvey: I have a rather personal question for you. How has this whole experience affected you emotionally and spiritually? Fr. Lasch: Well, I think it’s no s [続きを読む]
  • Clergy sexual Abuse ... Website Extra XXIX
  • ‘Harvey Interview,’ continued... Harvey: Before we begin this session, what do you think about the Vatican’s instruction on Tuesday to the U.S. bishops to postpone any decisions about follow up on the accountability of bishops? Fr. Lasch: It’s disconcerting to say the least and doesn’t add credibility to Pope Francis’ expressed intention to confront the problem of accountability head o [続きを読む]
  • Clergy Abuse ... Website Extra XXVIII
  • Website Editor’s Comment: We interrupt the Harvey Interviews once again to bring to your attention another insightful article o
    n the still unfolding saga of sexual abuse in the U.S. Church in general and in the Diocese of Paterson in particular. This in-dep
    th article provides yet another context for the examination of local inaction with regard to the abuse of ‘vulnerable’ adults.
    I should [続きを読む]
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse ... Website Extra XXVII
  • Harvey Interviews ? continued… This is the second in the revival of the Harvey Interviews regarding clergy sexual abuse. To revisit the first interview click here. Harvey: Before we begin this session, can I ask you another related question? Fr. Lasch: Yes, of course. Harvey: Don’t you think we have reached a saturation point on this expose? Haven’t people heard enough? Fr. Lasch: No. [続きを読む]
  • Clergy Abuse ... Website Extra XXVI
  • Website Editor’s Note: The next in the ‘Harvey Interview’ series will continue on the next posting. The following two articles are relevant and offer a context to the broad parameters of the ‘Interviews.’ For the most part, the articles deal with the cover-up of abuse by minors. However, the same phenomenon occurs with the cover-up of the abuse of adults, e.g., young people 18 and older. Th [続きを読む]
  • Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Pumping up the proud or lifting up the lowly? The City of Paterson was one among many cities that suffered the devastating effects of the riots that plagued urban centers throughout the country in the late sixties. I can still smell the tear gas fumes and hear the constant scream of police and fire apparatus as they attempted to put out fires and quell the anger of people whose frustration rea [続きを読む]
  • Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Where is God? God is everywhere! Once upon a time I met a middle-aged man ― a professed atheist ― who was engaged to a young woman ― a professed Roman Catholic of St. Joseph Parish where I was pastor. Our conversation was not about his religious convictions or lack thereof but about their marriage plans. Indeed, they were a very ‘engaging’ couple and I rather enjoyed our exchanges. I [続きを読む]
  • Clergy abuse ... Website Extra XXV
  • In the light of the continuing church scandal of clergy abuse perhaps this is a good time to re-introduce, “Harvey” of the “Harvey Interviews” posted on this website in 2005-2006. Notwithstanding the cooperation of many bishops with the Dallas Charter and Norms approved in 2005 and revised in 2011 by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), the abuse of young people, e.g., [続きを読む]
  • Feast of All Saints
  • Happy Feast Day! Readings: Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14 Psalm 94 I John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?” [Revelation 7:13] The people “robed in white” are the unforgettable people who have brought and who continue to bring the best out of you. They were and are genuine conduits of God’s grace and if you want to know the truth, they are th [続きを読む]
  • + The Commemoration of All Souls
  • Let’s keep in touch. Readings: Wisdom 3:1-9 Psalm 23:1-6 I Corinthians 15:51-57 John 6:37-40 And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. [John 6:38] I think of them every day and speak with them often about the joys and challenges of the day. I’m referring to my mom and dad. Oh, yes, mindful of [続きを読む]
  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • O Lord, that we might see I was searching for a book on Christian spirituality. I needed it for a discussion group that I was to facilitate on the following Wednesday. I knew the book was in my personal library and I was certain the title was printed on the cover in white letters on a blue-green field. I searched every bookshelf without success. The more I searched, the more frustrated I becam [続きを読む]
  • R to R Annual Appeal
  • Road to Recovery, Inc.PO Box 279Livingston, New Jersey 07039862.368.2800 Road to Recovery Website TRUSTEES Rev. Patrick W. Collins, PhDDouglas, Michigan Rev. Msgr. Kenneth E. Lasch, JCDPompton Plains, New Jersey Robert M. Hoatson, PhDWest Orange, New Jersey OFFICERS Robert M. Hoatson, PhDCo-Founder and President Anthony W. Vasile, CPAHackens [続きを読む]
  • Clergy abuse ... Website Extra XXIV
  • Website Editor’s Comments: So many books written and articles published on the clergy sex abuse scandal make it difficult to fi
    nd new insights into the case against and the cause of the scandal. That stated, for several years on this post I have insisted t
    hat the scandal is not only the abuse of children but also of teens and young adults. In fact the majority of incidents of sexual
    abuse by [続きを読む]
  • Clergy abuse ... Website Extra XXII
  • Website Editor’s Comments: I was visited on Monday by two detectives representing the office of the New Jersey Attorney General’s office as part of the investigation of the cover up of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the State of New Jersey. The investigation includes the abuse of minors and young adults. The session lasted over two hours but could have extended for another two [続きを読む]
  • Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Partnering with Jesus… Doing the right thing. Several years ago, there was a film entitled, ‘The Man Who Played God.’ The main character was a wealthy and famous musician. At the height of his career, he began to lose his hearing. Embittered and angered at his plight, he withdrew from society, turned away from God and became a virtual recluse in his penthouse apartment. From his window o [続きを読む]
  • Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • A Level Playing Field The Letter to the Hebrews describes the Word of God as “living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit…. No creature is concealed from him… to whom we must render an account.” The Scriptures are a kaleidoscopic compilation of ancestral stories, a veritable anthology of inspired writings written down for our instruction [続きを読む]
  • Clergy abuse ... Website Extra XXI
  • Website Editor’s Note: Speaking of accountability, Archbishop Carlo Vigano has made sweeping, scurrilous allegations about the
    Vatican cover-up of the sexual misconduct of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick implicating the Pope himself. Cardinal Quelle
    t, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, raises significant inconsistencies in Vigano’s testimony that make his allegations la
    cking in c [続きを読む]
  • Clergy Abuse ... Website Extra XX
  • Website Editor’s Comment: You have read the mantra numerous times on this website: “There can be no healing without justice; n
    o justice without the truth; no truth without full accountability.” Let it be repeated over and over again, locally and globally
    . Advocate of clergy abuse have been harping on this issue for over thirty years. A heinous as is the abuse of minors and ‘vulne
    rable’ adul [続きを読む]