St. Augustine, St. Paul, St. Margaret of Cortona, St. Mary of Egypt and many other saints committed atrocious sins in their past. None of them were defined by those sins. Because of God's mercy, they are saints today. We are called to follow suit. They all remind us that: Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.
My goal at the Basilica is to promote the fullness of the faith--in my preaching, teaching, worship and outreach. I want the Basilica to become a place of refuge in Baltimore. I want to show the world that simply doing what Christ asks is enough to renew a Church, a City and the World. But I need help in achieving this goal. Please read my letter below and consider supporting our efforts. Thanks and God bless, Fr. James