Here’s my homily from this morning. Judgement, accountability, and trials – they are all a very important parts of God’s revelation that many would prefer to ignore. That’s what we see in this morning’s reading. God wants us to be happy, but we also need to balance our responsibilities.
When I worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in D.C., we had the pleasure of hosting Mother Teresa. After the evening, she wanted to meet the staff – those who prepared the food, kept the house clean and the grounds beautiful. She cared about all people. She learned that from Jesus as we see in this morning’s reading.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today we celebrate Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne — a saint close to my heart who did mission work near my hometown, St. Louis. She was a religious of the Sacred Heart and known to Native Americans as “the woman who prays all the time”.
Here’s my homily from this morning. I always hear two comments about prayer — “it’s powerful” and “I wish I could prayer better”. Saint Paul addresses that in this morning’s reading. He says to not get discouraged because the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts and souls. Let the Holy Spirit bring your prayers to God our Father.
Last night I attended a lecture that discussed mourning in a biblical context. I think about that during this morning’s reading. Mourning and lamenting about what bothers us about our world and ourselves isn’t a bad thing when it’s a step toward a prayer of hope.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Saint Paul reminds us that we don’t live by ourselves or in isolation, we live in and are part of a beautiful, big house — the house of the Church.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Saint Paul describes the interior struggle we all face between good and evil – all of us face it. The good news is that Jesus won this batter for us on the cross.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Saint Paul is known as the greatest missionary in the history of the Church. His disciple, Saint Luke the Evangelist, continued that missionary work in his Gospel writings. We celebrate Saint Luke’s feast day today.
Here’s my homily from this morning. When the renovations at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral were complete, someone suggested we keep the scaffolding up because repairs would be needed in the future. Like the building of the church, the Church, the bride of Christ, always needs repair, restoration, and reform.
This morning we were joined by family and friends of our beloved NYPD officers who have taken their lives. In these times, especially when we don’t understand, we need to turn to Jesus. We welcome, love, and pray for you, as well as the ones you continue to rightfully mourn.