This morning we were joined by family and friends of our beloved NYPD officers who have taken their lives. In these times, especially when we don’t understand, we need to turn to Jesus. We welcome, love, and pray for you, as well as the ones you continue to rightfully mourn.
Here’s my homily from this morning. God and His Son have often revealed to us how close they are to the poor, humble, and meek – to those that are hidden. It’s no wonder why Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, whose feast we celebrate today, is so loved.
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Jerome who is acclaimed as a scholar and translator of the Bible to Latin, the common language of the time. He was driven by the saying, “ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ.”
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, also known as Our Lady of Ransom. On this day, we celebrate the foundation of the Order of Mercedarians.
Today is the Feast of Saints Andrew Kim-Tae-gon, Paul Chong Ha-sung & Companions, martyrs. When Jesus’ listeners heard Him say, “If you want to be my disciples you must carry your cross like I do,” I wonder if they figured that one day those words would apply to Asia. They probably did, because they were the same listeners who heard him say,“Go out to the whole world and tell everybody what I have told you.”
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today we hear Saint Paul refer to the Church as the household of God – isn’t that a magnificent metaphor?
Here’s my homily from this morning. Jesus is the greatest teacher – not only because of what He says, but also what He does. We see that in this morning’s Gospel. Before we make any decision, it’s always a good idea to pray.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Peter Claver. He and his apostles would care for slaves as slave ships came into Colombia. He’s a great example of someone who saw a need and responded with the charity of Christ.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Self-pity can affect us emotionally & spiritually. In this morning’s reading, Saint Paul welcomed adversities & trials. They make us strong in the sight of God. The more trouble we have, the more we should depend on & trust in God. It’s the most powerful thing we can do.
Chapter 6 of Saint Matthew’s Gospel reminds us that what’s on the inside is what counts. Religion is ultimately inside of us. It certainly has external consequences, but those flow from the interior. We need the interior belief to show on the outside.