St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Homily for the Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga It has often been said that the greatest saints of a particular age are those who were most counter-cultural to their time, those who weren’t afraid to stand against what the culture was selling. Throughout the history of the Church we have seen how the Lord raisesContinue reading “St. Aloysius Gonzaga”

Jesus Within the Storm

Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B At various points in our lives, each of us endures hardship of some kind – we all have to journey through the storms that arise. Some of those storms are like the fairly frequent Florida afternoon thunderstorms that come up unexpectedly: a devastating cancer diagnosis,Continue reading “Jesus Within the Storm”

Our Priorities

Homily for Friday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Yesterday, I was scrolling through Instagram, which is something that I find myself doing too much of from time to time, and I saw this one video of a protestant pastor sharing something with a group of young people from his church that really struckContinue reading “Our Priorities”

Forgiven as We Forgive

Homily for Thursday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Forgiveness is always one of the most challenging things for us to offer to those who have hurt us. But the words of Jesus in our Gospel today show us just how important forgiveness is for us who claim to be Christians. If we doContinue reading “Forgiven as We Forgive”

Respond Out of Love

Homily for Monday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time This Gospel should really challenge us because it calls us to go against what our human instincts tell us. Typically when someone hurts us in some way or hurts someone we love, we tend to want to get revenge. We want to hurt them inContinue reading “Respond Out of Love”

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus this morning, it should be a reminder for us about how we are called to love as disciples and followers of Jesus. Jesus’ heart was a human heart and, because of that, HeContinue reading “Sacred Heart of Jesus”

The Example of Tobiah

Homily for Friday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last few days, we have been reading through the Book of Tobit for our first readings. They have been telling the tale of a family who has been on the receiving end of so much suffering and hardship. But more than that, theyContinue reading “The Example of Tobiah”