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.
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.