So. COVID. Not fun. I don’t recommend getting COVID. I do recommend getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. They have a few ethical issues, but these are mitigated in many ways. For a really great write-up on the vaccines regarding their moral & ethical considerations, The Pillar has an excellent article on exactly that: The ultimate Catholic coronavirus vaccine morality explainer
I finally have gotten caught up on the homily podcast. I haven’t posted the videos of my homilies on YouTube yet, but plan to work on that next.
If you’re wondering why I’m not posting the text of my homilies, it is because there isn’t a text to post. While I have been preparing my homilies over the last few weeks, various circumstances have prevented me from preparing a manuscript.
Since I haven’t posted a homily in a while, here are some updates on what’s been going on.
The remains of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun have been identified. This is amazing news. It was announced by Sen. Jerry Moran last week.
Finally, Pope Francis is in Iraq right now, and he is doing some amazing things. All of his speeches and his travels can be found on the Vatican website: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/travels/2021/outside/documents/papa-francesco-iraq-2021.html
While I haven’t fully read his homily at St. Joseph’s Chaldean Cathedral in Baghdad (the Chaldean Church is one of the many Eastern Churches in union with the Holy Father), I will be doing so later. He ends this homily with these moving words
Today I thank God with you and for you, because here, where wisdom arose in ancient times, so many witnesses have arisen in our own time, often overlooked by the news, yet precious in God’s eyes. Witnesses who, by living the Beatitudes, are helping God to fulfill his promises of peace.
I normally wouldn’t post so many tweets here, but that seems to be where to find the most recent news on his historic trip.
Perhaps most impactful is that Pope Francis visited Mosul, where the Islamic caliphate was declared who swore to conquer Rome. Today, we see that the wisdom of God has won out.