Here’s my homily from this morning’s Mass. Pope Saint John Paul II said that if we have nothing to die for, we have nothing to live for. It’s particularly true of the martyrs. I reflect on that as we celebrate the feast of Saints Peter and Paul today
The arrival of the Messiah is the fulfillment of every promise that God has made to us. You can watch my homily from this morning’s Mass here
Growing up I remember hearing the word totalitarianism a lot. It’s a system of government that demands absolute control. In our faith, there’s only One who can demand total allegiance and that’s Almighty God. Obedience to Him is the supreme good.
Here’s my homily from today’s Mass. A Happy Father’s Day to all dads! God depends on them to be agents of His love, protection, and care. God the Father wanted His incarnate Son to have an earthly dad. Saint Joseph, pray for our dads on this Father’s Day.
Jesus became poor, so we could become rich. What exactly does that mean? Jesus left the eternal bliss of Heaven and became flesh and died on the Cross, so He could give us all the riches of Heaven. The Divine became human, so human could become divine
Here’s my homily from this morning. We walk by faith, not by sight. The great Catholic writer G.K Chesterton said that what is most true in life are the myths, legends, and children’s imagination, not what can be seen. The kingdom of God is within you.
Jesus uses the word righteous in this morning’s Gospel. As long as it’s God through Jesus that makes us right, and we acknowledge that, it’s a beautiful goal. Self-righteous is arrogance. It is God who makes us right with Him, never ourselves.
Can I remind you of the importance of what we call the Eastern Churches? The Church in Rome didn’t flourish until the time of Constantine, while the Churches in the East had been flourishing for centuries. I reflect on that today, the feast of St. Ephrem
Faith is the pearl of great price. Sometimes people can lose their faith, but, more often, our faith becomes stale. We can never go wrong with putting our faith into the furnace of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. He will enflame the embers of our faith.
June is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. You can picture the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, can’t you? His face is looking at us in invitation and His Hands are pointing to His broken heart that’s on fire with love and compassion for us.