Here’s my homily from this morning. We learn that the mystery of the Incarnation had to happen because we needed one like God to save us and we needed one like us so that human nature could be saved.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Just like St. Patrick’s Cathedral is built on a rock, so must our faith be. If our lives are built on anything else other than the rock of faith in our Lord, sooner or later we will be shaken.
Here’s my homily from this morning. During Advent, we often hear the phrase “On that day.” Did you know in the Old Testament it actually refers to the first coming of Jesus, Christmas, and in the New Testament it refers to the second coming of Jesus at the end of time?
Here’s my homily from this morning. During Advent we celebrate the assurance that Jesus will come and be with His people. Today we also celebrate the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, who accepted the invitation of Jesus to come to him, but also the mandate to go teach all the nations
Advent celebrates the three comings of Christ – the Lord DID come, the Lord IS coming now, and the Lord WILL come at the end of time. We should always be prepared for the coming of Jesus and also savor each moment of life.
Here is my homily for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 21, 2018, World Mission Sunday. Today we remember that in times of darkness and adversity, God is there as much as He is in times of joy and light and happiness.
AMDG February 20, 2015 JMJ
Last Friday, I had the honor of preaching at Sabbath service at Temple Emmanuel. I thought you might be interested in my sermon.
You honor me, Rabbi Davidson and congregation, with this gracious invitation.
To be in this venerable, historic temple for Sabbath is a gift for which I am most grateful.
Not that I’m surprised. Hardly . . . you see, since my arrival here in New York a half-dozen years ago,…
January 20, 2015
Thanks be to God!
We all heard the good news yesterday from Pope Francis himself, that he will visit us here in New York City.
Yes, we’ve expected it for awhile, as he himself has expressed his hope to come see us.
I have assured him of a warm welcome!
Although the exact itinerary will not be set by the Holy See until around March 1, we would expect Pope Francis to visit us some time before he intends to go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. He plans to be there September 26-27, so we should welcome him…
The following homily was delivered at this morning’s 10:15 am Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
God’s Holy Word, which we just heard, and the sermon that follows, are supposed to be good news.
Some days that’s tough to give, this good news and this is one of them, as we mourn the brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu; as we tear-up thinking about their heartbroken families; as we are in solidarity with our police officers who experience a “death in the family;” as we…
Over the weekend, I had the joy of welcoming hundreds of our married couples celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversaries, and the cathedral was packed for two Masses with the couples, their children, and grandkids.
After letting them know of our love, gratitude, and congratulations, I commented how appropriate it was that our archdiocesan celebration of their golden jubilee was taking place on Trinity Sunday.
I could see they were a bit bewildered at first. What in the world does the Blessed Trinity have to do with our marriage, they rightfully wondered.
Well . . . everything! I hope they now agree.