The First Station – Jesus is Condemned to Death by Pontius Pilate. This is Jesus at His most humble. There’s a great difference between position and power. Pilate has the position — he’s governor of Judaea. Jesus doesn’t have the position, but He has immense spiritual power.
Watch my homily from Mass this morning on the First Sunday of Lent. Something is very wrong with the world – we call it sin. While some may say Catholics are hung up on sin, I say we are hung up on mercy, grace, redemption and salvation.
On today’s Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Vlaun and I discussed the many names (and foods!) of Mardi Gras, as well as Ash Wednesday traditions, fasting, and Lent.
The Acts of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Contrition are four beautiful prayers. The Act of Contrition is probably the most well-known. In this morning’s reading the prophet Daniel offers an inspired Act of Contrition on behalf of the people of Israel.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030920.cfm
Some people out there think Catholics are mindless robots controlled by rules. We know the truth — our faith is freeing. As we hear in today’s reading, we can choose to follow God or not, but we must live with the implications if we don’t.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022720.cfm
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…