"Before man are life and death, good and evil": (((Homily))) 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 16, 2020

It's estimated that men spent 11.4 Billion dollars this past Valentine's Day on gifts for their significant other. That's a lot of expensive chocolates and flowers! When we break it down, each man on average doled out a whopping $153.65.


What Is Your Story? (((Homily))) 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 9, 2020

The headline blared in the Guardian, "If we have no history, we have no future." How blaringly true that is. Our past roots us, guides, and shows us the path forward. I dare say that if we forget where we came from, we will be like a…


Who Do You Belong To? Homily for the Presentation of the Lord

Sunday February 2, 2020

Who do you belong to? At first glance this question can seem strange, even bizarre. As adults, we hear that question, and our knee jerk reaction is to yell, "NO ONE!" We tend to interpret this question through the lens of power.


After 30 Years, Jesus Finally Begins His Public Ministry

Sunday January 26, 2020

We hardly know anything about the first 30 years of Jesus' life, beside the details of his birth and that one brief episode when Mary and Joseph lost him in Jerusalem as a young boy. Other than that, it's a silent mystery.


Why We Repeat "Behold the Lamb of God" At Every Mass

Sunday January 19, 2020

Often times I hear the adjectives "rigid," "boring," and "ritualistic" to describe how Catholics worship. Somehow, the thinking goes, that the value of something is based on how new or fresh it is. I beg to differ. The things that stand…


The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Sunday January 12, 2020

We having a boring God. He tends to do the same things over and over. Whenever He creates something new, two things are predictably present: water and the Spirit.  We see this in the first line of the entire Bible in Genesis when he…


The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday January 5, 2020

If you have ever experienced a broken heart, you already know what I am about to tell you: every loving relationship involves pain. A safe love exists only in fairytales.


Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Wednesday January 1, 2020

The frustrating thing about living our faith is that we are not in control. The Christian must make a conscience decision to let go and be lead, wherever that may be. God promises the road will be hard but he does not abandon us. The…


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday December 29, 2019

We are all born into a family, even God himself in the Nazareth home of Mary and Joseph. What makes them holy? How can our own families be "holy" as well?


4th Sunday in Advent

Sunday December 22, 2019

God is coming, without fanfare, pomp or highfalutin pageantry. He comes simply. Are you ready?