December 1, 2019

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, this makes it the First Sunday of the Liturgical Year and also the liturgical cycle. If you did not know, our Church reading calendar is on a three year cycle—Years A, B and C. We just finished Year C, so now we begin the cycle all...

November 24, 2019

Today’s Gospel is a fascinating story that is only seen in Luke. Matthew and Mark only refer to Jesus  being crucified between two revolutionaries. In Luke, we see the interaction between the man who came to be known as the good thief and Jesus. If you imagine two came...

October 12, 2019

You know that I do writing and occasionally I am contacted to do some volunteer writing usually for Catholic events. I was asked to interview a Fr. Kaz from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge about Love and Mercy: a new movie that will be shown nati...

October 6, 2019

Cardinal Robert Sarah in his new book: The Day Is Now Far Spent, addresses the issues of the current problems in the Church. He puts it squarely in failing to seek holiness, the theme of our second reading. Further, he says that what has caused all this is that we have...

September 24, 2019

Boston College philosophy professor Dr. Peter Kreeft is a prolific writer. He uses his Socratic writing skills to teach about how to come to know God and how to live as a Christian.

His latest book Probes: Deep Sea Diving into Saint John’s Gospel. (Ignatius) is written...

September 16, 2019

I am going to ask you to think a bit during this homily. I want you to look at well-known scenario of the Prodigal Son. We know that this reflects on the mercy of the father and the anger of the obedient son. So, let’s do an exercise.

First, let us remember that the son...

September 9, 2019

If today’s Gospel was a Twitter feed we would think that Jesus’ account was hijacked. After all, He is part of the Trinity which teaches to honor one’s mother and father. Here he says one must love Him and even if necessary hate mother and father. Yup, if he said someo...

September 2, 2019

Several years ago, I got a tour of the headquarters for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC. Located near the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and near the campus of the Catholic University of America, it is the place that is central...

August 26, 2019

In Luke 13: 22–30 The Apostles ask Jesus who will be saved? The answer is a perennial one that has varying degrees of accuracy. 

There are those who will pronounce that few will be saved and there are those who will pronounce that virtually everyone will be saved. The m...

August 11, 2019

There has been a series of fascinating articles coming out over the past few weeks. These talk of technologies that I predicted almost twenty years ago would be appearing on the scene. Yet, again I was right.

The technologies are the alchemy of the 21st century. Alchemy...

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