January 26, 2018

Men feed seagulls on the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India, in November 2017. (CNS photo / Saumya Khandelwal / Reuters)

"With Jesus, it was always a personal interest in any person that came to him. He didn't treat them as objects to be taken care of. They were people, individual human beings made in the image and likeness of God."

- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, from his homily Jan. 21 at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Detroit. Today is Bishop Gumbleton's birthday (1930), and his weekly homilies, from "The Peace Pulpit," are posted (as audio you can listen to, with text you can read) almost every Thursday at National Catholic Reporter.