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.
It’s a grand weekend before us at the Archdiocese of New York. Tomorrow we have the joy of ordaining 10 to the priesthood. Sunday is the feast of the Most Blessed Trinity and Monday is Memorial Day.
You can watch this morning’s homily here:
Did you know where Bartimaeus was? He was pushed aside by the crowd. Jesus always finds those who are forgotten, neglected, and excluded. Watch this morning’s homily here:
It’s fitting we celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church today. Some say the Church was born when the side of Jesus was opened on the Cross, others say the birthday of the Church is Pentecost. Mary was there for both. Watch today’s homily here:
We learn so much about the first days of the Church in the Acts of the Apostles, and we can see the essentials of Church life already in place. You can watch my homily from this morning’s Mass here:
The three great Holy Days in our Church calendar are Easter, Christmas, & Pentecost. Easter and Christmas are about Jesus. Pentecost is about God the Holy Spirit and the Church. The Holy Spirit comes and the Church is born. Listen to today’s homily here:
The Holy Trinity are the most magnificent teachers. In the Old Testament, God the Father prepares us for the coming of God the Son. In the New Testament, God the Son prepares us for God the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Here’s my homily from this morning:
Here’s my homily from this morning’s Mass. From watching him, we learn about Jesus. That’s what one of the lepers on Molokai said about Saint Damien. Isn’t that a beautiful tribute to give to someone?
In my homily from this morning, I want to speak about how God’s love is revealed to us in mothers. I have three types of moms in mind. Happy Mother’s Day! Today we salute you as channels of God’s love.