Bring God’s Mercy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Callistus This morning we celebrate the memorial of St. Callistus I, who served the Church as pope in the 3rd century. We actually don’t really know much about this saint and even what we do know comes from Hippolytus, who didn’t have the best things to say about him.Continue reading “Bring God’s Mercy”

Docility to the Wisdom of God

Homily for Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time Time and again we have seen in scripture Jesus calling out the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy. Our Gospel passage for this morning is no different. It is one of the more serious reprimands that Jesus gives to the leaders of the Jewish communityContinue reading “Docility to the Wisdom of God”

St. Teresa of Avila

Homily for the Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila Throughout the history of the Church, every time there has been a period of persecution, uncertainty, or just downright confusion, the Lord has called forth heroic men and women who stand apart from the culture to become saints. Time and again that has been the case.Continue reading “St. Teresa of Avila”

Missing Jesus in Our Midst

Homily for Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time In our readings today, we hear Jesus and St. Paul calling out the Pharisees and the early Christian community, respectively, for their inclination of being so focused on fulfilling the prescripts of the Jewish Law – in particular the ritual law – while missing theContinue reading “Missing Jesus in Our Midst”

Asking for Signs

Homily for Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time How many times have we been faced with making an important decision about something in our lives and turned to the Lord and asked: “Lord, if only you would give me a sign of what to do”? I’m pretty certain that most of us haveContinue reading “Asking for Signs”

Here as in Heaven: Invited

Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Tonight we begin our second Life Night homily series called Here as in Heaven. Over the next couple of weeks, we will dive more deeply into how the Lord is calling us to participate in the Kingdom of Heaven now and how each of usContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Invited”