A forum of Catholic Thought

Faith, patriotism and courage on display in South BostonRaymond Flynn

We often hear it said, "That our culture and times are changing and we have to accept it." Yesterday, after all the Masses, we heard Father Frank Daly say goodbye to the Catholic parishioners of South ...

Pope and president should unite on common cause Raymond Flynn

Anytime a U.S. president is greeted at the Vatican by the pope, it is always one of the most widely attended media events in the world. This happens routinely, even when world events like world wars, ...

Easter: The season of faithRaymond Flynn

The Easter season is the holiest and truly most reflective periods in the Christian faith and when our values and beliefs are foremost on our mind. I recall attending daily religious ceremonies at the ...

Snow storms bring out the best in people Ray Flynn

Waiting for the bus outside The New England Medical Center the other morning, a lady I recognized from the Chinatown community stopped and said, "Hello Mayor Flynn how are you? I saw you the other night ...

Sound moral judgmentsRay Flynn

It's not just our political leaders who have a monopoly on sound moral opinions and judgements. Not surprisingly, the immediate opposition from religious leaders, including Catholics, to President Donald ...

A New Year's revolution Raymond Flynn

After attending the 12:10 Mass at Mission Church in Roxbury on Tuesday, a couple of long-time area residents greeted us after the service us by saying, "Happy New Year Mayor Flynn, it's great to see you ...

A New Year's RevolutionRaymond Flynn

After attending the 12:10 Mass at Mission Church in Roxbury on Tuesday, a couple of long-time area residents greeted us after the service us by saying, "Happy New Year Mayor Flynn, it's great to see you ...

A year of unity Ray Flynn

Following the elevation of 17 new cardinals at the Vatican recently, I was interviewed by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) station from London. Wherever I travelled throughout the world, particularly ...