Last week, while I was in Jerusalem, I had the honor of having dinner in the house of an Armenian Orthodox Catholic, who I have gotten to know on my two trips to the Holy Land. Levonne, lives in the Armenian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, meaning that he lives right… Continue reading 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
For the past two weeks the readings have challenged us to go back to the basics of our faith. In going back to the basics we first saw that our identity is rooted in the truth that we are beloved sons and daughters of God and last Sunday, after recognizing who we are,… Continue reading 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
A talk presented to 6th grade PSR students on the Eucharist.
Last year I was back in school furthering my studies in medical moral theology and had to fly to Philadelphia to sit for final exams in the fall. After a long morning all that stood between me and my flight back to St. Louis was a 15 minute oral exam. I had studied… Continue reading 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Just turning on the news, it can be easy to think our world is falling apart. To cope with all of the terrible things that are happening in our world, many of us simply go on with life pretending that everything is just fine. Well, things are not fine. We have many problems… Continue reading 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A
Have you ever stopped to think about the Magi? Who were these people? Why would these rich people from the east leave the comfort of their home to follow a star? What was it that prompted them to take such a dangerous journey? Year after year I am fascinated by these wise men… Continue reading Epiphany 2017
Standing at the doorway of 2017, today’s Mass gives us the opportunity to pause at the end of a busy holiday season and look back over 2016 to give thanks to God for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon us in the past year. As we look back over the past… Continue reading Solemnity of Mary Mother of God 2017