07 Jun 24 – Bishop John Hughes, the Great Lion of American Catholicism

Today’s Topics:

1) Gospel – Jn 19:31-37 – Since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His Legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into His Side, and immediately Blood and Water flowed out. An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you also may come to believe. For this happened so that the Scripture passage might be fulfilled: Not a bone of it will be broken. And again another passage says: They will look upon him whom they have pierced.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Jesus, have mercy upon us!

First Friday
Bishop Sheen quote of the day
2) In 1840, New York’s Bishop John Hughes unwittingly described 21st Century schools
3) Make June the month of humility
4) US Catholics plan hundreds of Sacred Heart rallies in reparation for LGBT “pride” Masses