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!