Pro-Life Love Your Enemies

This Homily was given at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis before their monthly rosary walk to Planned Parenthood.  Dt 26:16-19, Ps:119:1-2,4-5,7-8, Mt 5:43-48      In this morning’s Gospel, Jesus gives us a very direct challenge to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.  This challenging call from Christ is ultimately an invitation to see… Continue reading Pro-Life Love Your Enemies

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

     People often claim that the Catholic Church is simply not relevant in the 21st century, yet Pope Francis’s visit to the United States clearly shows that She is just as relevant as ever. What other leader’s presence causes most news outlet to change their normal programing to catch his every word, or brings the… Continue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Being Pro-Life Requires Internal Conversion and Using your Brain.

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.

Cryopreserved Embryos: In Search of a Moral Solution to an Absurd Fate

Below is a copy of my Masters Thesis, which explored the question of a moral solution to cryopreserved embryos. This thesis was submitted to the Faculty of Kenrick School of Theology in partial fulfillment for the degree of Master of Arts in Theology and defended on December 9th, 2014 before Fr. James Knapp, SJ. S.T.D. and… Continue reading Cryopreserved Embryos: In Search of a Moral Solution to an Absurd Fate