Homilies for January 2017

The Octave Day of Christmas—January 1, 2017 Solemnity of the Blessed … [Continue Reading]

Spiritual Communion: Freed from the Dust of Centuries

On the Pastoral Milieu: Extreme Alternatives to Approaching the Lord’s … [Continue Reading]

From Benedict to Francis

On the fifteenth of June in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued the … [Continue Reading]

The End of Time

This is our humanity: Not to know who we are or what we will … [Continue Reading]

Taking a Quiet Time with God

One thing that can be said for certain about a life of pastoral … [Continue Reading]

The Final Confrontation

I must say things are getting crazier—wicked crazier. I’ve heard … [Continue Reading]

The Paradox of God’s Predilection

Recently, Pope Francis, like so many of his predecessors in the Chair … [Continue Reading]

Thoughts on Christmas Eve

There He is, the Savior of the world Lying helplessly in a … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for January 2017

The Octave Day of Christmas—January 1, 2017 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010117.cfm NM 6:22-27; PS 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; GAL 4:4-7; LK 2:16-21. One of the most … continue reading..

Spiritual Communion: Freed from the Dust of Centuries

On the Pastoral Milieu: Extreme Alternatives to Approaching the Lord’s Table From hearsay: The vigil of All Saints’ Day in the early 20th century. A small farm in Westphalia, Germany. Tomorrow’s Mass is one of the few times in … continue reading..

From Benedict to Francis

On the fifteenth of June in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued the encyclical, Humani Generis Redemptionem, “On Preaching the Word of God.” This is the most recent papal document which was devoted specifically to preaching, at least at … continue reading..

The End of Time

This is our humanity: Not to know who we are or what we will become.—David Horowitz, The End of Time, 2005.[1. David Horowitz, The End of Time (San Francisco” Encounter Books 2005), 19.] Therefore, despite the fact that the … continue reading..

Taking a Quiet Time with God

One thing that can be said for certain about a life of pastoral ministry is that it is a busy one. It seems nowadays that those of us in ministry—particularly pastors—are facing greater demands for our time. There is more and more … continue reading..

The Final Confrontation

I must say things are getting crazier—wicked crazier. I’ve heard recently of two different sets of parents telling friends of mine, when asked about their only child, whether it was a boy or a girl, and getting in response: “Well, … continue reading..

The Paradox of God’s Predilection

Recently, Pope Francis, like so many of his predecessors in the Chair of St. Peter, has emphasized God’s special predilection for sinners. Indeed, not on one occasion only, but on many occasions, our Pontiff has taken great pains … continue reading..

Thoughts on Christmas Eve

There He is, the Savior of the world Lying helplessly in a manger Warmed by the hot breath of beasts, Sobbing as the winter wind Blows across His beautiful face… Uncaring people lock Him out Of Bethlehem homes and … continue reading..

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