A forum of Catholic Thought

Supporting signature drives on church propertyRay Flynn

As I learned as a young boy growing up in South Boston, life is about God, family and country. I certainly heard that at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury the other day listening to the students. ...

Get out and talk to people Raymond Flynn

Despite the seemingly unlimited access to breaking news updates and non-stop photos people post of their daily lives on social media, the best way to get a true sense of what is going on in our community ...

Different worldsRay Flynn

It's amazing to see all the second-rate so-called comedy and entertainment on television these days. For many, I suppose, today's audience never were exposed to the brilliant comedians and entertainers ...

Faith, patriotism and courage on display in South Boston Raymond 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 causeRaymond 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 faith Raymond 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 peopleRay 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 judgments Ray 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 ...