Here’s my homily from this morning. Self-pity can affect us emotionally & spiritually. In this morning’s reading, Saint Paul welcomed adversities & trials. They make us strong in the sight of God. The more trouble we have, the more we should depend on & trust in God. It’s the most powerful thing we can do.
Chapter 6 of Saint Matthew’s Gospel reminds us that what’s on the inside is what counts. Religion is ultimately inside of us. It certainly has external consequences, but those flow from the interior. We need the interior belief to show on the outside.
Here’s my homily from this morning. As I look back at the stained glass window in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, I recall how Jesus revealed His Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. That is the devotion we remember the first Friday of the month and especially in June.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Christopher Magallanes and his companions, martyrs. Martyrdom has always been with the Church as we see in today’s reading. We will never accept it and always defend those who are being persecuted.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Bernardine of Siena. He reminds us that just saying the name of Jesus with reverence is an act of faith. That name is a powerful prayer.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Yesterday was Good Shepherd Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This morning’s Gospel elaborates on that theme. Today is also the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Blessed Mother is a valuable part of the ministry of Jesus.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Jesus warned us that as they persecuted Him, they will persecute the Church. It’s not surprising that persecution goes on today, but we can never be passive. Our duty today is to speak up in defense of those being persecuted for their faith throughout the world.
In this morning’s Gospel, Lazarus’s sister Mary used precious oil to anoint the feet of Jesus. Some said it was a waste of expensive oil. But we are often called to waste for Jesus. Some say prayer is wasting time with Jesus, but Jesus likes it when we waste for him.
Here’s my homily from this morning. God is on a rescue mission! We see this theme as Holy Week and Easter get closer. Just as God rescued Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the furnace and rescued Jesus from death to Resurrection, He wants to rescue us from sin and death.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Keep your eyes fixed upon the cross of Christ – what a timeless bit of console. In today’s Gospel, Jesus refers to when He will be lifted up on the cross as the Savior of the world.