29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

     Perhaps the hardest question most of us will grapple with in our faith is the age old question of the problem of evil. I’m sure we have all asked this question to ourselves at one time or another: it goes something like this. “If God is all knowing, all loving, and all powerful then… Continue reading 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

     Perhaps the most awkward encounter any Catholic has is the first time they meet with their priest to discuss their wedding. Here you are, happily in love and now you have to go sit in the office of a man who has never been married before and “prepare” for marriage. A recent 2016 survey… Continue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Homily for a Teachers’ Day of Recollection

     As a priest, I often see the worst of humanity. Whether its violence and death on our streets or seemingly unthinkable assaults on human dignity in healthcare centers that are supposed to nurture and heal, it often seems that I live in the darkest corners of the culture of death. Frequently I find… Continue reading Homily for a Teachers’ Day of Recollection