Baptism of the Lord 2019

     I really should start selling subscriptions to my family’s group text chat. You never know what is going to come across and quite frankly, I usually don’t want to know, but curiosity almost always gets the better of me. The conversation usually starts out innocent enough, but before you know it one of… Continue reading Baptism of the Lord 2019

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

     In today’s Gospel, one of the scribes tried to trick Jesus into saying which of the commandments was the greatest. Since all 10 commandments were given by God they would all seem to have infinite importance and thus to choose one over the other would almost seem blasphemous. Yet Jesus does not fall… Continue reading 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

     Perhaps the most awkward encounter any Catholic has is the first time they meet with their priest to discuss their wedding. Here you are, happily in love and now you have to go sit in the office of a man who has never been married before and “prepare” for marriage. A recent 2016 survey… Continue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

       Welcome to heretic Sunday. Today’s feast of the Holy Trinity is the one Sunday I dread preaching because the Trinity is so complex that in order to speak about Him without becoming a heretic you need to use minute philosophical distinctions, complex Greek and Latin words for which there are no English translations… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     It was almost impossible to be a good Jew at the time of Jesus. While God gave the Israelites 10 Commandments, over the years the Jews became extremely legalistic and continued to add many more particular laws to the point that at Jesus time there were 613 Jewish laws. In adding these laws,… Continue reading 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     I don’t know about you, but today’s Gospel poses a challenge for me. Jesus’ call to forgive is clear, but those of us who have been seriously hurt by someone know how hard it is to actually forgive them. Yet the more I think about it, the more I begin to realize true forgiveness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A