Listen To Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my chosen Son; listen to him” (Luke 9:35)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from their injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1978 Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965 and pleading, “No more war. War never again.”

On August 6, 1457, the Feast of the Transfiguration was established by the Church; in today’s Gospel for the feast a voice is heard from within a cloud on the mountain: “This is my chosen Son; listen to him”. Blessed Paul VI listened well and said, “No more war.”

– Father McLaughlin

Transfiguration

Listen to Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my beloved Son; listen to Him” (Mark 9:7)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1932, the Wilmington newspapers carried the first report about a new high school – Archmere Academy; school opened on September 14th.

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law; it prohibited voter discrimination.

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, begging the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965, “No more war. War never again.”

On this Feast of the Transfiguration, established on August 6, 1457, we heard at Mass these words of God about Jesus: “This is my beloved Son; listen to Him”. He will also listen to us as we pray for peace, racial harmony, and an end to war.

– Father McLaughlin

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Do Not Be Afraid, I Am With You

Today’s Word:

Rise, and do not be afraid. (Matthew 17:7)


On This Date…

The Transfiguration, Raphael.

The Transfiguration, Raphael.

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. 75,000 people died instantly, and another 65,000 died in the following months from their injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80. He was the first pope to visit the United States, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965, pleading, “No more war. War never again.”

On August 6, 1457, the Feast of the Transfiguration was established by the Church. In the Gospel for the feast, Jesus says, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”

Trench Warfare. Somme, France - July 1916.

Trench Warfare.
Somme, France – July 1916.

With so much fear in Russia and Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, and in Europe recalling this week, the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, we long to hear Jesus’ words as we say, “No more war. War never again.”

– Father McLaughlin