Here’s my homily from this morning. God is on a rescue mission! We see this theme as Holy Week and Easter get closer. Just as God rescued Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the furnace and rescued Jesus from death to Resurrection, He wants to rescue us from sin and death.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today’s reading especially prepares us for the upcoming Good Friday. In Wisdom, there was drama unfolding of the just man rejected by the people. Just as every Sunday reminds us of Easter, every Friday reminds us of Good Friday & Calvary.
The Fridays of Lent are a good time for us to ask about fasting and penance because it was on Friday that Jesus died for our sins on the cross. Why do we fast? Why do we give things up? Church wisdom gives us three pretty good reasons.
Here is my homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 3, 2018. Today we examine the mystery of the Most Blessed Sacrament from three different perspectives: sacrifice, meal, and presence.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about Holy Week, and commemorate New York City firefighter Michael Davidson, who died in the line of duty.
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Here is my homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 18, 2018. Today we reflect on Jesus’ words, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”
Here is my homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday, March 11, 2018. Today I offer five reflections on “the Son of Man must be lifted up.”
This past Saturday, February 17, I had the honor of offering the funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx for Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah, a recent immigrant from Ghana, an American citizen, in the National Guard hoping to train eventually as a Marine. Emmanuel died last December 28, in that tragic fire that took fourteen lives, in the Bronx apartment building where he was visiting his dad who lived on the ground floor. He died after rescuing four others from the blaze. The funeral was delayed so his relatives could all get here…
Have you noticed that there’s a battle going on in nature?
Simply put, it’s a war between winter and spring. One day we need a heavy coat, hat, and gloves; the next day we can get by with a sweater.
One day I have my sunglasses on, the next day we’re getting the snow-shovel out again.
Which is precisely why wise Mother Church places Lent at this time. That struggle between Winter and Spring roaring outside is also always going on deep down inside!
If we are honest, we have to acknowledge that, in our souls, in our hearts, is a struggle between…