Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Come, Lord Jesus, come! Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Jim Vlaun and I talk about the longing of the Advent season as we await the arrival of Christ.
Here is my homily for the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about the Miraculous Medal, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in Manhattan.
From the most recent “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss Midnight Mass and Reconciliation Monday.
As a special Christmas treat, the choir of the Academy of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village, under the direction of Michael Bodnyk, performed live for us “Jesus, the Light of the World.” Thanks for listening!
My Jewish friends, while assuring me that they very much enjoy the Christmas season, do observe that never do they feel more “other” than during these days. It dawns on them, they continue, that a big chunk of the world is celebrating a feast, and they’re not.
In a way, we Christians also feel somewhat “other” these holy days of Advent. We take Advent seriously, which means we are in a time of preparation for Christmas, a grand feast we really do not begin to celebrate until Christmas Eve.
In our Catholic understanding, the Lord comes to us in three different ways. Christ Jesus, the Son of God, the Lord has come to us in history, He comes to us in mystery, and He comes to us in majesty. There’s the three advents – the three arrivals – of our Lord that we contemplate during this beautiful season of Advent.