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”

The Lord Calls Us

Homily for Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel reading is a continuation from our passage yesterday where Jesus healed the paralytic who was lowered down from the roof. But the important takeaway from these two Gospel stories is how the Scribes who are witnessing all of these moments from Jesus continueContinue reading “The Lord Calls Us”

Love: Expression of True Discipleship

Homily for the Memorial of Elizabeth Ann Seton Sometimes, the Lord can surprise us in how He invites us to be His hands and feet for others. In our first reading from the First Letter of St. John, the Apostle echoes the greatest commandment. We are called to love one another because that love isContinue reading “Love: Expression of True Discipleship”

The Shepherds and Mary

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Eight days have passed since we came together here at Church to celebrate Christmas. Most of the world has already moved on from the message of Christmas. Some have already taken down their Christmas trees, packed away their decorations. Things have gotten back to normal forContinue reading “The Shepherds and Mary”

Jesus is Personal with Us

Homily for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Something I always think about whenever this Gospel passage is read at Mass or when I have prayed with it is just how personal Jesus is to Mary Magdalene. Jesus, disguised as the gardener, sees how His death has affected one of His closest disciples. Mary isContinue reading “Jesus is Personal with Us”

Our Doubts and Questions

Homily for the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle St. Thomas always seems to get a bad rap. The first thing that people always think about when Thomas comes to mind is that he doubted that the Lord appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room in the days after the Resurrection. Sure, he hadContinue reading “Our Doubts and Questions”

In Need of Love and Mercy

Homily for Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, we hear the call of St. Matthew. Matthew was an educated man and a tax-collector for the Roman government and so would have likely been well-versed in Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. As the second Person of the Trinity, there is noContinue reading “In Need of Love and Mercy”

Sts. Peter and Paul

Homily for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the two greatest apostles of the Church. The reason these two saints are celebrated together is because the tradition of the Church holds that they were martyred together on this date sometime between 64 and 68Continue reading “Sts. Peter and Paul”

A Place for the Lord

Homily for Memorial of St. Irenaeus When I first read this Gospel yesterday in preparing for this morning, I was kind of left scratching my head and thinking, “What is Jesus saying here?” I actually had to go to a Scripture commentary to understand this more and try to figure out what Jesus meant byContinue reading “A Place for the Lord”

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Homily for the Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga It has often been said that the greatest saints of a particular age are those who were most counter-cultural to their time, those who weren’t afraid to stand against what the culture was selling. Throughout the history of the Church we have seen how the Lord raisesContinue reading “St. Aloysius Gonzaga”