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.
Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 8, 2018. Every Sunday is a little Easter, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
Spring seems to be fighting to arrive! Winter still seems to have us in its death grip.
Please God, by the time you read this, it will be warm, bright, and green. Spring will have conquered!
But, as I pen this in the middle of this week we call holy, Winter still has us in a chokehold. There were even flurries on Palm Sunday!
God’s creation, and His creatures, are in Winter. We are dominated, not only by the clouds, cold winds, bare trees and dead grass of Winter, but by Sin, Satan, Selfishness and Death. We await an interior springtime; we…
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Conversation with Cardinal Dolan of 2018. Today, Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up after Christmas and talk about a meaningful New Year’s resolution.
Last Wednesday, January 3, I had the joyful opportunity to offer the prayer opening the New York State Senate’s first session of the legislative year. I am grateful to Senator John Flanagan, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Senator Jeff Klein for their warm welcome and hospitality. Here’s the prayer I offered. (more…)
As is my annual tradition, I celebrated Mass yesterday for the inmates at Taconic Correctional Facility in anticipation of Christmas. After the Mass was concluded, I blessed a plaque in honor of Sister Antonia Maguire, a Franciscan Sister, who ministered to the inmates at the facility for about five decades. Sister Antonia recently died, and what follows is a moving tribute to her by Sister Laura, her Provincial.
God Won the Toss
“Go and preach the gospel… when necessary, use words.” (Saint Francis of Assisi)
She didn’t want to go; she didn’t know how to turn down such an…
Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Everything we have, everything we’ve accomplished, everything we do, is a gift from God our Father.