22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           The Hapsburg family from Vienna was one of the most powerful families of their time in Europe. They reigned as the rulers of Austria Hungry and often as the Holy Roman Emperor from the middle of the 1400’s to the end of the 1800’s. While they did many remarkable things… Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Someone recently asked me what I thought the biggest problem with my generation is. I think one of our biggest problems is our sense of entitlement. While there are certainly some things that we are entitled to; for example all people are entitled a certain dignity as human persons, children are entitled to… Continue reading 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           Recently someone asked me what the hardest part about being a priest is. While it would be hard to pinpoint the hardest part, one of the more challenging parts of my life as a priest is consistently dealing with death. For most people my age who are in good health,… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Each of us has those things in our lives that bring us fulfillment and there’s certainly nothing wrong with enjoying the many good things this world has to offer, but at the same time we must be on guard against making those things such a priority in our lives that they cause us… Continue reading 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year

     Last month, Fr. Waldman, Fr. Sullivan and I participated in a stump the associate night at St. Margaret Mary. When you allow people to come and ask any question they want about the Catholic faith, you know you are opening Pandora’s Box. About halfway through the evening someone asked us what we thought… Continue reading 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           By now I’m sure you are familiar with the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Within a week it has become the biggest mobile game ever, attracting over 21 million daily active users. It’s a game that uses players cell phones’ to guide them to real places where virtual Pokémon monsters roam so… Continue reading 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C