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.
I’m writing this on Wednesday’s “snow day.” We’ve had quite a few recently. People like “snow days.” The joy we experienced as children when we heard, “no school, a snow day” still is the case.
Usually, I catch-up on mail and phone calls. But, I also do some extended reading, prolong my daily prayer-time some, exercise a bit longer, and even take a nap. I had an extra cup of coffee at breakfast, and, were it not Lent, probably would have had a martini with the other priests in the house before warming-up supper.
We need a bit of “snow…
Last Wednesday, January 3, I had the joyful opportunity to offer the prayer opening the New York State Senate’s first session of the legislative year. I am grateful to Senator John Flanagan, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Senator Jeff Klein for their warm welcome and hospitality. Here’s the prayer I offered. (more…)
Here is my homily for the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017. Thanks for listening!