Today is the Feast of Saints Andrew Kim-Tae-gon, Paul Chong Ha-sung & Companions, martyrs. When Jesus’ listeners heard Him say, “If you want to be my disciples you must carry your cross like I do,” I wonder if they figured that one day those words would apply to Asia. They probably did, because they were the same listeners who heard him say,“Go out to the whole world and tell everybody what I have told you.”
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today we hear Saint Paul refer to the Church as the household of God – isn’t that a magnificent metaphor?
Here’s my homily from this morning. A common theme we hear from one another these days is disappointment and frustration in our political leaders. Our first reading from Saint Paul this morning offers some advice – pray for those who govern you.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today as we celebrate the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary, I reflect on one parishioner I knew during my first assignment as a parish priest.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Jesus is the greatest teacher – not only because of what He says, but also what He does. We see that in this morning’s Gospel. Before we make any decision, it’s always a good idea to pray.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Peter Claver. He and his apostles would care for slaves as slave ships came into Colombia. He’s a great example of someone who saw a need and responded with the charity of Christ.
As I think about the healthcare services offered in the Archdiocese of New York, I turn to this morning’s Gospel. It shows Jesus on a typical day, healing and caring for peoples’ souls, minds, and bodies. Jesus’s Church is supposed to continue His work as shown in this morning’s reading.
Yesterday morning I reflected on the writings of Saint Gregory. He discusses his worries that he is not a good leader for the Church. This seems strange coming from a man we call Saint Gregory the Great, but it reminds us we must count on the mercy of Jesus to supply what we lack.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we look at some of the little moments we can offer up in prayer to the Sacred Heart.
Here’s my homily from this morning. When we build our lives on top of a sturdy foundation of faith, we can be shaken, but we will not spill. I shared a story of my time as a parish priest that is the perfect example of this.