Lent is a time where Holy Mother Church invites us to contemplate the event of our baptism. This Holy Saturday, about 750 adults will enter the Church through baptism. In this morning’s readings, we again see the importance of water – this time the healing waters of the Temple.
Here’s my homily from the first Sunday of Lent. If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved from sin, Satan, and eternal death.
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’s my homily from this morning. One of my favorite things about going to the movies is the coming attractions. Isn’t that what the upcoming season of Lent is as well? In two days, we commence our 40 day journey with Jesus to His passion, death, and resurrection.
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…
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.”
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up after a weekend of travel.
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Here is my homily from March 4, 2018. For the Third Sunday of Lent, we reflect on one of the essential teachings of God’s revelation: the Ten Commandments.