In our Psalm today, we heard the following phrases: The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them just. The law of the LORD is perfect. The decree of the LORD is trustworthy. The precepts of the LORD are right. The command of the LORD is clear. Phrases like these are crucially important […]
Here’s a video explaining the symbolism and personal meaning behind all the imagery used in my chalice design! Hope you enjoy.
Homily for Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Have you ever tried to maintain a friendship, but it just wasn’t working? The person always had something else going on… maybe they had something better to do than spend time with you? Or maybe they were unreliable — They forgot promises, ignored responsibilities, never returned […]
Homily for Our Lady of Fátima “Look at the Sun!” That’s what Lucia, the oldest of the three Fátima shepherd children, cried out on that cold, wet October day — surrounded by 75,000 people, all huddled together in the pouring down rain in the Portugal countryside. It had been raining relentlessly all day up to […]
Homily for the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena In our gospel today, Jesus says point blank: “Whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” On the surface, this seems to totally contradict today’s saint — St. Catherine of Siena — whose words we find in the Office […]
God became like the sick, so that the sick might become like God. This humbling truth is perhaps best depicted in a famous image of the Crucifixion in the Isenheim Altarpiece by the artist, Matthias Grünwald. It is an incredibly gruesome painting, showing Jesus in absolute agony on the Cross: His body is twisted, his […]
Homily for Memorial of Saint Ambrose Readings for the Day “Without cost you have received. Without cost you are to give.” These words come to us in a season of gift-receiving and gift-giving, with Christmas just two and a half weeks away now. It might be helpful, therefore, to reflect on THE GREATEST gift-giver the […]
Homily for Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Our gospel passage today — the story of the persistent widow — is obviously meant to teach us a fundamental Christian truth: “Pray always, without becoming weary.” But this essential lesson takes on a fascinating layer of meaning when we hold […]
Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Seminarians are always asked to give their “vocation stories.” People love to hear why anyone would want to become a priest in this day and age. But here’s the deal y’all: “my” vocation story really isn’t “mine” at all. Why do I say that? […]
Daily Mass Homily for the Memorial of St. Faustina, apostle of Divine Mercy. Let your heart be filled with enduring JOY!