The Moral Evil of Abortion

Homily for the Memorial of St. Agnes Later today, hundreds of thousands of people will be gathering in our nation’s capital for the annual March for Life. It is an opportunity for us as people of faith and as Americans to have our voices heard as we speak out against the moral evil that isContinue reading “The Moral Evil of Abortion”

The Lord Calls Us

Homily for Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel reading is a continuation from our passage yesterday where Jesus healed the paralytic who was lowered down from the roof. But the important takeaway from these two Gospel stories is how the Scribes who are witnessing all of these moments from Jesus continueContinue reading “The Lord Calls Us”

Obstinate Hearts

Homily for Friday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time This morning, we’ve just heard the famous Gospel passage where the friends of the paralytic lower him down through the roof so that he could be placed in front of Jesus in order to be healed. It was an act of extraordinary faith from theContinue reading “Obstinate Hearts”

A Human “Yes”

Homily for Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time There are countless examples throughout Scripture when we see how the Lord has relied on a human “yes” at pivotal moments in history. What are some of those examples? Moses agreed to confront Pharaoh. David accepted the call to defeat Goliath and become king. MostContinue reading “A Human “Yes””

Faith of the Leper

Homily for Friday after Epiphany As I prayed with this Gospel passage yesterday, a couple of things stood out to me about this encounter between Jesus and the leper. First of all, the faith of the man with leprosy is incredible. The second thing is the willingness of Jesus to go against the prescriptions ofContinue reading “Faith of the Leper”

Love: Expression of True Discipleship

Homily for the Memorial of Elizabeth Ann Seton Sometimes, the Lord can surprise us in how He invites us to be His hands and feet for others. In our first reading from the First Letter of St. John, the Apostle echoes the greatest commandment. We are called to love one another because that love isContinue reading “Love: Expression of True Discipleship”

The Shepherds and Mary

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Eight days have passed since we came together here at Church to celebrate Christmas. Most of the world has already moved on from the message of Christmas. Some have already taken down their Christmas trees, packed away their decorations. Things have gotten back to normal forContinue reading “The Shepherds and Mary”

The Mountaintop

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration In the Gospel today we hear about Jesus’ mountaintop experience, where He has an encounter with Elijah and Moses that leaves him totally transformed in his human appearance. Peter, James, and John are privileged to witness this moment and they become frightened when they see what happens toContinue reading “The Mountaintop”