Sunday, January 18, 2015

J.M.J. The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls, provided for me another good example a couple of days ago.

He welcomed to his house the employees of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls who work in the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

After we partook of the refreshments, the Bishop humbly told me that he neither eats nor serves meat on Fridays. 

In our age when self-denial seems quite limited, we thank God that Bishop Swain has reminded us of its importance.

Abstinence from meat on Fridays is a longstanding and exemplary custom. We do it because we love Jesus Christ and embrace His Passion and Death!

May Our Lady and Saint Joseph protect Bishop Swain--truly a good and faithful servant.

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Thanks to "Rome Reports," we have two fascinating views of the Holy Father's unexpected early departure yesterday from the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Palo in The Philippines.

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