26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The seminary, where new priests are trained, is intended to be a grueling period of formation where each seminarian’s training is calculated and thoroughly evaluated. It is a 6 – 8 year basic training course which aims to take men from all walks of life and form them so they will be prepared to minister… Continue reading 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Today, our nation commemorates the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. While 15 years ago might seem like a long time to a freshman in high school who only knows about that day from history books, for those of us who loved through those attacks it seems like… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Those of you who know me, know that I am not a very emotional person; in fact my friends sometimes accuse me of having no heart. Yet as a priest, I frequently encounter deeply emotional situations, and every now and then one of them moves me deeply. A few months ago I had… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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