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When I was traveling a few months back, I missed several Sunday Masses as I had no way to get to get them during my travels. Feeling a bit guilty, upon my return, went to Confession and was told by the priest I did commit a sin as he felt I should've made more of an effort to locate a church + get there. I was absolved and given penance. If I find myself in a situation like this again or anticipating it, what should I do ahead of time and on Sunday? - Anonymous
There are a few apps for that, but I’ve always had the most luck with the website.
May God bless you abundantly!
- Father Shane
— Cardinal Timothy Dolan (New York)
A journalist – and, by the way, the reporters from home have been mostly amazingly patient, attentive, and thoughtfully curious – asked if the new Pope would bring radical change to the Church. She seemed surprised when I replied, yes! At least I had her full attention!
I then went on to clarify that the Church was “big-time” into change; namely, a change in the human heart, which Jesus called repentance or conversion. The “job description” of the Bishop of Rome is to conserve the faith, the truths of which have been revealed to us by God, especially through His Son, Jesus, faithfully passed on by His Church these past 2000 years, and to renew the invitation of Jesus to a change of heart.
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— Cardinal Timothy Dolan a.k.a. “The Man”
I’ll miss you. Sure, this will be awesome for me. But, I really like being your archbishop. And I’ll be eager to get back home to you. Besides, I can get a good bowl of pasta here in New York, too.
Please God, I’ll be home by Palm Sunday. Not a day will go by that I will not think of you here with love, prayer and gratitude. If I’m in Rome longer, please send peanut butter. You can’t get it there.