Here is my homily from November 8, 2018. Sometimes in life, we must stop to think about not only what appears good, but what is in line with our faith. As St. Paul said, “Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.”
Here’s my homily from November 6, 2018. Sometimes having an attitude isn’t a bad thing. As St. Paul said, we have an attitude – but it must be that of Christ.
June 27, 2016
Holy Family Parish
We just heard proclaimed, in our scripture reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, a prayer, a prayer from the Apostle himself, for “knowledge of God’s will,” for “wisdom and spiritual insight” . . . and I suggest to all of you this evening that this prayer is actually being answered in this very gathering.
Think about it: here we assemble in prayer at the parish church where the nations worship, in a city – perhaps the most cosmopolitan on…
January 22, 2015
The caricature of a priest, (or any preacher, or rabbi) is that “we’re” hung up on sex” always wagging a finger at “sinners,” ever-ready to condemn, never leaving it alone.
The opposite is true. We rarely, if ever, speak about it. (Just ask Pope Francis! Did you see that, on his flight to Asia last week, a journalist asked him if he would condemn contraception. He replied, “Why are you always asking about that?”)
I’m not proud about the fact that we rarely speak about the sixth and ninth commandment. Why don’t we? One reason might be that, decades…