My brothers and sisters, today’s feast shows us that every family must imitate the Holy Family and remain focused on the goal of setting each other on the path to heaven despite the ups and downs of life. Despite the difficulties and changing needs of families the same goal remains for all of us; to accompany each other in love and self-sacrifice on our earthly pilgrimage to heaven.
Below is a copy of my Masters Thesis, which explored the question of a moral solution to cryopreserved embryos. This thesis was submitted to the Faculty of Kenrick School of Theology in partial fulfillment for the degree of Master of Arts in Theology and defended on December 9th, 2014 before Fr. James Knapp, SJ. S.T.D. and… Continue reading Cryopreserved Embryos: In Search of a Moral Solution to an Absurd Fate
This was an Advent By Candlelight Reflection given at St. Norbert Parish in Florissant, MO. The reading for the Prayer Service was John 15:11-17. This past fall, the day before school started, I had speaking engagement in New York. I flew out of Lambert at 5:00 am, arrived in New York, was driven… Continue reading Advent By Candlelight Reflection on Joy
Is 61: 1-2A, 10-11 / Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 / 1 Thes 5: 16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 I can’t believe how quickly time is flying. It seems like just yesterday we were beginning this season of Advent and now Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. I don’t know about you, but… Continue reading 3rd Sunday in Advent Year B
IS 40: 1-5, 9-11 / PS 85: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 / 2 Pt 8 – 14 / Mk 1:1-8 Today’s readings kind of appear to send a mixed message. In the first reading we hear “Comfort, give comfort to my people!” then in the second reading we hear “the heavens will pass with… Continue reading 2nd Sunday in Advent Year B