Who Is Our Neighbor?

Homily for Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time A couple of Sundays ago now, our Gospel included the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. In my homily for that particular Sunday, I asked the question: Who is our Lazarus? Who is the one person or group of people that we give ourselvesContinue reading “Who Is Our Neighbor?”

Kick Those Demons to the Curb!

Homily for Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel is a reminder for all of us that spiritual warfare is real. If Jesus engaged in it, so should we. If you’ve ever been to confession with me, I often times cite this passage from Luke when I teach those seeking the SacramentContinue reading “Kick Those Demons to the Curb!”

The Power of Conversion

Homily for Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time Sometimes I think we underestimate (or maybe undervalue is the better word) the power of the conversion of one person. Just think about what would have happened had Paul not had his conversion. He would not have become the greatest evangelist in the early Church,Continue reading “The Power of Conversion”

Deeds of Mercy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Faustina Kowalska Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Faustina Kowalska, who many of us know was one of the greatest saints of mercy that the Church has ever seen. Throughout her life as a nun, Faustina had many miraculous visions of the Lord and within those visionsContinue reading “Deeds of Mercy”