Jesus Wants to Change Our Lives

Homily for the Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church This morning, we celebrate the Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua. Throughout his life, Anthony had such an incredible faith in God and that determined how he lived his life. He sought to truly be a disciple of the Lord and committedContinue reading “Jesus Wants to Change Our Lives”

Son of Encouragement

Homily for the Memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle This morning we celebrate the Memorial of St. Barnabas, one of the apostles to the Gentiles. We know from many of the epistles of St. Paul and from the Acts of the Apostles that Barnabas was one of Paul’s companions who traveled throughout the ancient world proclaimingContinue reading “Son of Encouragement”

Grief Will Become Joy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Philip Neri “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.” Over the last couple of days now, we, as a country, have certainly been grieving with the news of yet another national tragedy.Continue reading “Grief Will Become Joy”

Our Lady of Fatima

Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima As I mentioned at the beginning of Mass, today the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, remembering how our Blessed Mother appeared to three young children in Portugal from May 13 until October 13, 1917. This morning, I want to focus on theContinue reading “Our Lady of Fatima”

We are the Post-Roe Generation

Homily for the Feast of Sts. Philip and James This morning, I was going to preach on Sts. Philip and James, but the news that broke last night out of Washington, D.C. definitely changed all of that. And honestly, I don’t think the Apostles that we celebrate today would mind. For those who haven’t heard,Continue reading “We are the Post-Roe Generation”

St. Catherine of Siena

Homily for the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Today, we celebrate the feast of the great saint and doctor of the Church, St. Catherine of Siena, who lived in the 14th-century, a time that was full of confusion and friction in so many areas of society, including inContinue reading “St. Catherine of Siena”

Pray Anyway.

Homily for the Memorial of St. Scholastica Within Scripture, we are told on countless occasions to always make our petitions and our prayers known to the Lord, that we should bring our requests before Him and to have the faith that He will answer and respond to those requests. Today we have two beautiful examplesContinue reading “Pray Anyway.”

Knowing Jesus vs. Believing in Jesus

Homily for the Memorial of St. John Bosco Throughout the Gospel of Mark, there are only a select few who recognize that Jesus is the Son of God. In the passage that we hear today, we are introduced to one surprising group that knew Jesus’ true identity: the demons. Because of that, they were compelledContinue reading “Knowing Jesus vs. Believing in Jesus”

A House Divided

Homily for the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales In the Gospel that we have just heard, Jesus says something very practical that all of us should take note of, especially in our current climate. “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, thatContinue reading “A House Divided”

The Moral Evil of Abortion

Homily for the Memorial of St. Agnes Later today, hundreds of thousands of people will be gathering in our nation’s capital for the annual March for Life. It is an opportunity for us as people of faith and as Americans to have our voices heard as we speak out against the moral evil that isContinue reading “The Moral Evil of Abortion”