I trust by now, everyone has seen the homily a few weeks ago from Father John Lankeit (twitter handle: @LionInThePulpit, rector of SS Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix USA). It pretty much spread like wildfire across social media. If you haven’t seen it, you MUST spend the next twenty minutes of your life watching it.
I am blessed to have this man as my pastor. I’m told the calls of thanksgiving have been coming into the parish office from literally all over the world. Not only that, but the calls of thanksgiving have far, far outnumbered the grumpy cats.
Anyway, Fr. Lankeit is headed for an eight day silent retreat. He is requesting prayers for all the priests in attendance.
Just imagine the ferociousness of spiritual warfare being waged against men like this. Please spare a few prayers.