Fr. Christopher Etheridge, IVE
Today is a day of national celebration, and a day of national thanksgiving to God for the gift of our sovereignty as a United States of America. Liberty, as it is so connected to today’s celebration is probably the pinnacle of American values. This can be seen clearly in some of our national expressions of patriotism.
Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVE
Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. It’s easy to reduce the Apostle just to his doubting, but in the few brief statements that Thomas makes before Christ’s passion, we see a man who is very down to earth, and calls things like he sees them.
For instance, in John’s Gospel, after Lazarus dies, the Apostles try to deter Jesus from heading back to Judea, since the Jews want to kill Him.
Priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word