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.
I don’t know about you but it seems to me that today more and more our world is quickly going to shambles. In our country nearly 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce (and that number shoots to 67% for the second and 73% for the third.) 16,799 people were murdered in… Continue reading Crisis of Identity
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.