When a priest is ordained he traditionally issues a commemorative prayer card. On this, the 3rd year anniversary of our ordination to the priesthood, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the prayer cards that my brother and I had made. Even though we are twins, you’ll notice that our cards are about as different […]
Ordinary Time, 13th Sunday. What is the difference between Elisha in the first reading and the other three in the Gospel? Elisha wants to give God everything, it will just take him some time. The other three plan on holding something back from God. What amazing things God can do if we are willing to surrender everything! We see this in the life of Sr. Francis Xavier. We could see it in you life too. [click the post for audio content]
My brother pointed out that the oil spill should keep us humble, and remind us how limited our capabilities really are. In this sense, the disaster is a natural consequence of pushing too far. It is exactly the same to say that the oil spill is God’s wrath for our arrogance, and His warning […]
Ordinary Time, 12th Sunday. Learning to play an instrument involves suffering, but it’s worth it. Sin mostly happens when we try to avoid suffering, with the result that we cause ourselves more suffering. Jesus offers a better solution – take up our cross and embrace our suffering. It […]
Recently in conjunction with a Prayer Vigil for priests, the Holy Father took questions from five priests. Here is his response to a question about celibacy:
“A great problem of modern Christianity is that we no longer think of the future of God: the present moment of this world seems sufficient. … In this way […]
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 11 June 2010
The Holy Father presided at a Eucharistic concelebration in St. Peter’s Square to mark the close of the Year for Priests which was called to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, the holy “Cure of Ars”. The Eucharist […]
For the past two weeks, we have been diligently putting together this new web site. You can already tell that this site is a little more powerful than our previous one, while actually being easier to navigate.
Our homilies can all play right off the web site, just by clicking the Title of the homily.
We judge other people by what they do and by what they own. We judge ourselves the same way. But King David learns that God’s love for him is a more important standard. The woman in today’s Gospel responds by loving Jesus with all her heart. We have heard that God loves us, but do we really believe it? [click the post for an audio link]
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Have we come to know and to believe in the love God has for us?
In the Old Testament we hear that God chose Israel, not because they were a great nation, not because they were gifted or talented, but because he loved them. So, their existence as […]
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