Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Why Religion

If you joined us for Mass last weekend, you heard me share the alarming statistic that 9% of Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday have some doubts about the existence of God.[1] While that statistic might seem crazy, I shared how in my junior year of high school I found myself in exactly the same… Continue reading Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Why Religion

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend and officially bring the summer to a close, we find ourselves in the scriptures in part three of a four-part series in Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus teaches us how to be a Christina. If you remember two weeks ago we heard Matthew’s account of Jesus asking His disciples,… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Reflection for the Faculty of John Paul II Preparatory School

One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out in bioethics was learning to ask the question why. For some reason I was so accustomed to evaluating the what in a situation, that I rarely stopped to evaluate the why. Sure, there are certain actions that are always wrong no matter… Continue reading Reflection for the Faculty of John Paul II Preparatory School

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Maybe it’s a risk this early in the morning, but do me a favor and close your eyes for a second. Don’t actually fall asleep, I know in just a second, but as you close your eyes, imagine yourself as the woman in today’s Gospel. Here’s the situation, your daughter is at home… Continue reading 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Every spring, well ok maybe not this spring, but every other spring, countless graduates find themselves at their graduation ceremony. They sit at this long ceremony that is headlined by some famous person delivering the commencement address. Having been a student for 29 years of my life and having taught on a couple… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A