On Friday, June 16, Catholics around the world will celebrate God’s love for us on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a day to honor Christ’s humble gift of his very self, offered out of deep and abiding love for all of humanity.
This Friday, however, is also the day the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team has chosen to celebrate a group of men who masquerade as Catholic nuns and mock the Virgin Mary, consecrated women, and Jesus Christ himself, through their shocking displays and vulgar behavior. As noted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the decision of the Dodgers is “not just offensive and painful to Christians everywhere; it is blasphemy.”
In response, the USCCB has called on Catholics to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 16 “as an act of reparation for the blasphemies against our Lord we see in our culture today.”
The Iowa Knights of Columbus will gather at 7:00 PM on Friday evening, June 16 to pray together online. Click HERE to access the link.
Through prayer and by making reparation, we’ll draw ever closer to Christ’s Sacred Heart, which Pope Francis has said is “the source of love and peace.”