1) Gospel – John 6:1-15 – “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.” Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us
Bishop Sheen quote of the day
2, 3) Psychology dehumanizes us
3, 4) During the Mexican-American War, Irish-Americans fought for Mexico in the Saint Patrick’s Battalion. Anti-Catholic sentiment in the States gave men like John Riley little reason to continue to pay allegiance to the Stars and Stripes