24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Today, our nation commemorates the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. While 15 years ago might seem like a long time to a freshman in high school who only knows about that day from history books, for those of us who loved through those attacks it seems like… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Those of you who know me, know that I am not a very emotional person; in fact my friends sometimes accuse me of having no heart. Yet as a priest, I frequently encounter deeply emotional situations, and every now and then one of them moves me deeply. A few months ago I had… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           The Hapsburg family from Vienna was one of the most powerful families of their time in Europe. They reigned as the rulers of Austria Hungry and often as the Holy Roman Emperor from the middle of the 1400’s to the end of the 1800’s. While they did many remarkable things… Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           Recently someone asked me what the hardest part about being a priest is. While it would be hard to pinpoint the hardest part, one of the more challenging parts of my life as a priest is consistently dealing with death. For most people my age who are in good health,… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year

     Last month, Fr. Waldman, Fr. Sullivan and I participated in a stump the associate night at St. Margaret Mary. When you allow people to come and ask any question they want about the Catholic faith, you know you are opening Pandora’s Box. About halfway through the evening someone asked us what we thought… Continue reading 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           What are the most important moments of your life? If I went around the Church I’m sure many of you would probably say your wedding day, the birth of your children or even your own birthday. While those are historically important moments in your life which should be cherished and… Continue reading 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     There are many different ways to read the Scriptures, each with its own unique and important insight into who God is and what our relationship with Him is all about. One important, yet often overlooked, way of reading the Scriptures is to look closely at how the different biblical figures cooperate with God… Continue reading 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C