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
This past June, after boarding a flight down to New Orleans I did my usual, pull out my iPad and plug in my headphones. Yet, as I sat down in my seat and ordered my usual pre-flight drink of coffee with baileys, I couldn’t help but notice that the elderly passenger next to me… Continue reading Education as a means to sainthood: A reflection for teachers
Dr. Roller, dean of the school of health sciences, Dr. Rohr, director of the bioethics program, brother priests and deacon, fellow classmates and dear guests. I stand here today deeply humbled to have this privilege of offering a short reflection on the beauty and importance of our shared calling to the field of… Continue reading Address to the University of Mary Master of Science Bioethics Class of 2018
It is truly an honor to be here with you today. Being here with all of you today I can’t help but think back to my days at Priory. As I think back I am filled with gratitude for the formation I received in my 6 years here. There is no doubt that I… Continue reading St. Louis Priory School Junior School Mother/Son Bruch
The Visitation as the Model for Our Vocational Response A reflection for the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College I dare say I entered the seminary under very different pretenses than most of you. You see I entered the seminary planning never to be ordained a priest. While I had great respect for priests… Continue reading The Visitation as the Model for Our Vocational Response
The Blessed Virgin’s Fiat as the Model for Our Fiat A reflection for the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College My first two years of priesthood have been a whirlwind of memorable moments where I find myself in situations where I am perhaps the least qualified priest available. To be honest, being here today… Continue reading The Blessed Virgin’s Fiat as the Model for Our Fiat
A talk presented to 6th grade PSR students on the Eucharist.
Attached is the text for a presentation to Catholic teachers on the way to ensure our Catholic Schools are truly Catholic. Our Catholic Identity and Mission
This is the meat and potatoes of a talk given to high school students. Personal stories were interspersed throughout the talk but this represents the message of the talk. I have often found that when Catholics speak about the atrocity of abortion they seem to just give a lecture on abortion rather that… Continue reading Being Pro-Life Requires Internal Conversion and Using your Brain.
Today we seem to live in a world that puts too much emphasis on our thoughts, feelings and desires. Personally I want to rise above my own thoughts, feelings and desires which are prone to mistakes and live in conformity with the truth. Where then can I turn to be sure I am living in… Continue reading When my Conscience Conflicts with the Teachings of the Church.