We celebrate St. John Neumann, a holy priest who came from Bohemia to this country to care for the souls of the poor in the cities and on the frontier.  He lamented the deplorable living conditions in which he found many Catholics and worked tirelessly on their behalf.  He was eventually made a bishop.

Today I pray for our good priests and bishops who work tirelessly to save souls.  Most Americans may not live in physical poverty today, but countless millions live in spiritual poverty.  May God send us holy priests to relieve the spiritual poverty of American Catholics.

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