In just 4 days, we will celebrate the great feast of Christmas. We will gather in awe to celebrate the mystery that God dared to send His only Son into the world as a defenseless child born of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As we gaze upon the manger I can’t help but recall… Continue reading Pro-Life: Helper’s of God’s Precious Infant’s Mass
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
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
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.
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
In today’s Gospel the Pharisees try to trick Jesus into committing a crime by asking Him if it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar? Jesus very cleverly responds by asking whose image is on the coin, and when they answer Caesar He tells them to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.… Continue reading 29th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year A
This is the heart of a Pro-Life talk given to a group of young adults. Personal stories were interspersed throughout the talk but this represents the material 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 speaking… Continue reading A Fresh Look at Being Pro Life
At the heart of the pro-life debate is the ultimate question of when life begins. In recent years many different people and organizations have attempted the change the definition of when life begins from conception to other points like implantation, viability, heartbeat, and even the ability to reason. Oftentimes people in the prolife movement argue… Continue reading Use Your Brain to Answer When Life Begins!