Something Greater

Homily for the Memorial of St. Bonaventure In our Gospel today, Jesus calls out the Pharisees and the Scribes for being so limited in their perspective on matters of the faith that it blinds them to the reality of what is happening right before their eyes. We have seen this time and again throughout ScriptureContinue reading “Something Greater”

Desire of our Hearts

Homily for the Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha I found this first reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah to be really beautiful because it speaks to the reality of our souls. As Catholics, we hear this so often, but it something that is so important for us that it bears repeating time andContinue reading “Desire of our Hearts”

Repent and Believe

Homily for Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Our Gospel today paints a pretty bleak picture for the people of the towns where Jesus has been preaching and performing so many of His miracles. But it points to something that Jesus has time and again called people out for throughout the Gospels. SoContinue reading “Repent and Believe”

St. Benedict, Pray for Us

Homily for the Memorial of St. Benedict Our Gospel passage this morning follows Jesus’ interaction with the Rich Young Man. At the end of that interaction, we know that Jesus tells the young man to go and sell everything that he has so that he could be free be a true disciple of the Lord.Continue reading “St. Benedict, Pray for Us”

Chosen and Sent

Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pope Benedict XVI once said that “it is the duty of the Church to proclaim always and everywhere the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” This is a task that has been the responsibility of the Church from the very beginning. (And by Church, I don’t just mean theContinue reading “Chosen and Sent”