We Are All Lepers

Homily for Friday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time The leper in today’s Gospel is someone that I think we can relate to in a couple of different ways. First, in a very real sense this year, as someone with leprosy, he knew what it meant to practice social distancing, or physical distancing, orContinue reading “We Are All Lepers”

Enter through the Narrow Gate

Homily for Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time Looking at our current culture, it is pretty obvious just how accurate this Gospel reading is for our time. There are definitely many roads leading to destruction and the road to heaven and life is getting even more narrow as time goes on. It isContinue reading “Enter through the Narrow Gate”

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”