We have a simple lesson about the meaning of the Church in this morning’s Gospel. There’s a great crowd around Jesus — that’s the Church. They are telling others about Jesus — that’s evangelization.
Saint Paul uses the term the “inner-self” in this morning’s reading. That, of course, is the soul. As we celebrate the feast of Pope Saint John Paul II, we not only think of the impact he had out in the world, but his teachings on grace, mercy, and the interior life.
When I worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in D.C., we had the pleasure of hosting Mother Teresa. After the evening, she wanted to meet the staff – those who prepared the food, kept the house clean and the grounds beautiful. She cared about all people. She learned that from Jesus as we see in this morning’s reading.
Here’s my homily from this morning. I always hear two comments about prayer — “it’s powerful” and “I wish I could prayer better”. Saint Paul addresses that in this morning’s reading. He says to not get discouraged because the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts and souls. Let the Holy Spirit bring your prayers to God our Father.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Saint Paul describes the interior struggle we all face between good and evil – all of us face it. The good news is that Jesus won this batter for us on the cross.
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.”