The Power of Mary’s Name

Homily for the Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary, a feast that has its origins in Spain in 1513. Pope Innocent XI decreed that it be observed by the entire Church in 1683 following a victory of the Polish army against theContinue reading “The Power of Mary’s Name”

Jesus Has Overcome the Darkness.

Homily for Friday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time September 11, 200`1 – a day that none of us will likely ever forget. That day seemed like it stood still, like the world came to a sudden halt, and rightly so because it did. Everything we knew – or, at least, everything we thoughtContinue reading “Jesus Has Overcome the Darkness.”

Fraternal Correction: A Matter of Life and Death

Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A | Please click here for the readings. Over the last couple of weeks now, we have been reading from the Gospel of Matthew, hearing about the interactions between Jesus and his apostles as they traveled throughout the region of Caesarea Philippi. Two weeks ago, asContinue reading “Fraternal Correction: A Matter of Life and Death”

Are We Missing Jesus Standing in Front of Us?

Homily for Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time | Please click here for the readings. How many times in our lives have we encountered a moment of change and we raise an objection saying: “But this is how we’ve always done it!”? Those of us who have been in ministry for a longContinue reading “Are We Missing Jesus Standing in Front of Us?”

Preaching the Gospel is Never Easy!

Homily for Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time | Please click here for the readings. Preaching the Gospel is never easy. There have certainly been times in my own life when I have experienced that, even recently. As we have just heard, Jesus also experienced that difficulty in proclaiming the Truth. The messageContinue reading “Preaching the Gospel is Never Easy!”

Ezekiel 37: The Valley of the Dry Bones

Homily for Friday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time | Please click here for the readings. This reading from Ezekiel 37 is one of the passages of Scripture that I find absolutely fascinating and I hadn’t really paid attention to this much until a few years ago when a Christian recording artist, Lauren Daigle,Continue reading “Ezekiel 37: The Valley of the Dry Bones”