John Paul II Prep Class of 2020 Graduation Homily

     Having been a student for 27 of the 32 years I have lived on this earth, I feel right at home at graduation ceremonies. With 10 brothers and sisters, 3 graduate degrees and some years teaching added in, I have sat through more graduation ceremonies than I can count. While I have listened… Continue reading John Paul II Prep Class of 2020 Graduation Homily

Commencement Address to the John Paul II Preparatory Class of 2020

     Good afternoon, I want to begin by thanking the class of 2020 for inviting me to be here with you this afternoon. I am greatly honored to have this opportunity to offer one final lecture on behalf of the entire faculty, before you formally become graduates of John Paul II. Back in early… Continue reading Commencement Address to the John Paul II Preparatory Class of 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A / Father’s Day

     The more I learn about the human body, the more impressed I am by how it is able to operate without us even thinking about it. Our bodies have a unique ability to preserve our lives. When we place our hand on a hot stove, our brain quickly sends a signal through our… Continue reading 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A / Father’s Day

5th Sunday of Easter Year A / Mother’s Day

     There is no doubt, the coronavirus has brought death to the forefront of people’s minds. While nearly 75,000 people have died from the virus in the United States[1], over 2.8 million people died in the USA in 2018.[2] It shouldn’t take a pandemic like the coronavirus to make us think about death, because… Continue reading 5th Sunday of Easter Year A / Mother’s Day