Thursday, July 12, 2007

Celebrating the Sacraments in Buffalo

I'm in Buffalo, NY, today through Saturday where we are exhibitors at the National Black Catholic Congress' "Congress X. The conference, "Christ is With Us: Celebrating the Gifts of the Sacraments," has drawn some 2,000 participants from across the country.

The opening Mass, which clocked in at just under two hours, was tremendous. The principal celebrant was the new bishop of Youngstown, Ohio -- Bishop George Murray, S.J.

The homily at Mass was delivered by Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington, D.C. Bishop Holley weaved into his homily a reflection on the recent tragic death of his eldest brother, Syl, in a motorcycle accident.

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