In this morning’s Gospel, Lazarus’s sister Mary used precious oil to anoint the feet of Jesus. Some said it was a waste of expensive oil. But we are often called to waste for Jesus. Some say prayer is wasting time with Jesus, but Jesus likes it when we waste for him.
We have a beautiful cycle in this morning’s Gospel. God’s Word comes down from Heaven – His revelation and the Eternal Word, God the Son. Our words go back up to Heaven in the gift of prayer.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, I’m back with Father Dave Dwyer in New York City after the retreat at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. Today we talk about the retreat, Christmas, and judicial nominee Brian Buescher.
Thank you for all of your Christmas greetings!
A blessed New Year!
You may have heard that Pope Francis directed the bishops of the United States to assemble together for a retreat, given by his own official preacher, Father Raniero Cantalamessa.
So, off we go! Our retreat is a week-long, and begins today, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary outside of Chicago.
Why did the Holy Father mandate this retreat? Well, he realizes that the Catholic Church in the United States is in the thick of a crisis over sexual abuse. (He also wisely acknowledges…
Here’s my homily from October 28, 2018. The story of Bartimaeus teaches us that God wants us to tell him what we need in our prayer. Why? Because God knows that we need to create a space in our heart and soul, so that we’re ready to receive the answer.
Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up after our travels on today’s episode of Conversation with Cardinal Dolan.
Never have I received such a positive response to an article I have written like I did to my “To Whom Shall I go?” column in the Catholic New York of September 13, 2018.
That rather short and simple piece suggested that every parish in the archdiocese offer the traditional Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel after each Mass during the nine days (a novena) leading to the Feast of the Archangels on September 29. My request was based on the exhortation from Pope Francis that we bluntly acknowledge the powers of darkness, personified in Satan, so mighty and…
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.
Here is my homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6, 2018. Today we reflect upon four ways to deepen our friendship with Jesus: prayer, Mass, the Church, and serving those in need.
Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 8, 2018. Every Sunday is a little Easter, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.