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

8th Grade Graduation

     In addition to celebrating your graduation, today I’m also celebrating my 3-year anniversary as a priest. Sadly, much of my ordination remains a blur from which I remember very little. Beyond recalling fighting with every ounce of my being to keep from fainting during the Archbishop’s homily, my most vivid memory is walking… Continue reading 8th Grade Graduation

Address to the University of Mary Master of Science Bioethics Class of 2018

     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