Faith is the pearl of great price. Sometimes people can lose their faith, but, more often, our faith becomes stale. We can never go wrong with putting our faith into the furnace of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. He will enflame the embers of our faith.
Last Wednesday I wrote with reverence and gratitude about Cardinal John O’Connor, our prophetic and heroic archbishop from 1984 – 2000, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Today, as our nation marks his birthday, allow me to reflect on another towering pastor, prophet, hero, and martyr, The Reverend Martin Luther King. About him, too, do I write with reverence and gratitude.
The federal government only notes the birthdays of four people as national holidays: The Reverend King; two presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, on the same day; and Jesus.
Conversation with Cardinal Dolan is back from summer break! On yesterday’s episode, Jeannie Gaffigan and Jim Gaffigan were on to discuss Jeannie’s new book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People.
One of the frequent attacks on religion is that religion is very coercive and oppressive – people of faith have no freedom. Of course, the opposite is the case. As Moses says in this morning’s reading, there’s nothing more freeing than the act of faith.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Very often these days, we’re tempted to think that the world is falling apart, and we ask ourselves: What can I count on? On his feast day, St. Francis de Sales serves as a reminder that Jesus is always able to save us.
Can I tell you how proud I am of you, how very much I appreciate your prophetic witness on behalf of innocent babies in their mother’s wombs, how honored I am to lead you in this great prayer of the Mass this bracing pro-life March day!
Now can I ask you to think hard about one phrase from the Bible that we just heard in our reading: united in faith.
united in faith.
That’s why we are here at Mass; that’s what we will be in a couple hours…
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, I’m back with Father Dave Dwyer in New York City after the retreat at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. Today we talk about the retreat, Christmas, and judicial nominee Brian Buescher.
Thank you for all of your Christmas greetings!
Here’s my homily from this morning. Just like St. Patrick’s Cathedral is built on a rock, so must our faith be. If our lives are built on anything else other than the rock of faith in our Lord, sooner or later we will be shaken.
Here is my homily for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21, 2018, World Mission Sunday. Today we remember that in times of darkness and adversity, God is there as much as He is in times of joy and light and happiness.
On Conversation with Cardinal Dolan today, Father Dave Dwyer and I reflect on the deep hurt in the Church, caused by the nauseating news of clergy sexual abuse.
For my column in Catholic New York from last week, click here.