Fr. Britto's Blog


Prayer for Our Country

Over the last several months many people, both in Church and outside, have complained about this election and agonized over their choices. Believe me, I too feel anxious about the future. In these moments, all of us have to remind ourselves that only God can save us. We need to remember the words of the Poet Robert Barrett Browning: “God is in His heaven; all is right with the world.” We need to put our trust in the power of prayer. We need to echo the sentiment of Lord Tennyson who wrote: “More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of.”

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St. Paul of the Cross

No matter who we are or what we face in life, we all have enough reasons to be grateful. One of the blessings that I constantly thank God for is our parish community. From her humble beginnings in 1911, the parish has grown to be a spiritual home to thousands. As we approach the feast of St Paul of the Cross (October 20), we express our gratitude to the Passionists who founded our parish under the leadership of Fr Scannell. In this column, I would like to reflect on our spiritual heritage.

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Respect Life

Last week I saw a news story that caught my attention. It seems that a dozen French bulldog puppies had been shipped from Jordan. As no one claimed them, they were languishing in the warehouse at the O’Hare airport. Some animal lovers were appalled that those poor, lovable pets were abandoned. As the federal government planned to ship them back to Jordan, some people rallied to raise a loud cry of protest. Even a state senator/representative threw his weight behind the cause to stop this terrible decision to send back the puppies. Finally, the authorities relented and as a result, those dogs can stay in the US where they will be adopted by loving families and individuals.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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