Strive for Unity

Homily for Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time If we look at the signs of the times, the picture can seem pretty bleak right now. We live in a country that seems so divided along so many different lines. If you drive down the road of any neighborhood in America, you’ll see TrumpContinue reading “Strive for Unity”

Pope Francis Said What?

Homily for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Throughout his time as Pope, John Paul II consistently told us to not be afraid to follow Christ; he challenged us to not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel in our words, our actions, and our thoughts. He continually called us to strive to shareContinue reading “Pope Francis Said What?”

Gird Your Loins, Light Your Lamps

Homily for Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Every year, as we approach the end of the liturgical calendar, the Church begins to invite us to focus and reflect on the end times. As I said in my homily yesterday morning, Gospel passages like these are meant to shake us. They are meantContinue reading “Gird Your Loins, Light Your Lamps”

Prepared to Meet the Lord?

Homily for the Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Joques, and Companions If our lives were demanded of us today, would we be prepared to meet the Lord? Will we have stored up only things for ourselves here on earth or will we have stored up treasure in Heaven? Scripture passages like this shouldContinue reading “Prepared to Meet the Lord?”

Here as in Heaven: Chosen

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Tonight, we have the second part of our homily series Here as in Heaven, which began last weekend. For those of you who were here this past Sunday, you’ll remember that the first part of the series focused on how all of us are invitedContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Chosen”