Canon Michael Wiener, Rector of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, was kind enough to send me his beautiful sermon from today's Mass:
I wanted to highlight two paragraphs from this sermon, and to me they go together in addressing our current situation in this sin-sodden "free" society. First, the paragraph with a quote from Blessed John Paul II:
In our days in which the truth of the Catholic faith can be only defended by retreating all absolute statements to the inaccessible island of the “liberty of conscience” it seems even more important “to develop further this part of Thomistic doctrine which deals with humanity, given that his assertions on the dignity of the human person and the use of his reason, in perfect harmony with the faith, make St. Thomas a teacher for our time.” (John Paul II, 1999, Inter Munera Academiarum, n. 4)
And Canon Wiener's own words:
With prayers that it may be so, I wish you a most blessed Feast Day.