Contributing sermons since Aug 5, 2008
Contributed on Aug 6, 2020
I think it may be true: More people believe in Murphy than believe in a loving God seen in Jesus Christ.
Believe in God, or Murphy? Friday of the 18th Week in Course 2020 If we had been Assyrians in the time during and after 612 years before Christ, roughly the time of the prophecy of Nahum, what would we be thinking and feeling? Nineveh, capital of Assyria at that time, had been besieged for months ...read more
Contributed on Aug 4, 2020
This is not what you expected, and this is not what we deserve, is it? Or is it not?
Yes, It Can Get Worse I know that many of you are very concerned about the coming congressional, senatorial and presidential elections. You have shared with me your troubled thoughts about a certain political party getting control of both Congress and the presidency. There are worries that the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2020
In times of crisis, in plagues and wars and economic disaster, we are called by God to minister to each other in this way
Tuesday of the 18th Week in Course: St. John Vianney I’d like you to get out of your wallet or picture in your mind a hologram. You know, it’s the image imprinted on many credit cards to help merchants validate them. You look at it from different directions and it looks three-dimensional. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2020
Our culture, which has especially violated the commandment to love God by turning the Lord’s day into a market day, and has violated the commandment to love our neighbor by murdering millions of preborn infants, is clearly under judgement.
Tuesday of 17th Week in Course 2020 The Plague Year Homilies The Church providently provides for us a series of fitting readings this year, currently from the prophecy of Jeremiah. Today we pick up in chapter 14 with what is called a series of prophecies during a great drought. Earlier in the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2020
The Spirit of God will help each of us, if we ask, to pray that the Will of God is always done on earth as it is in heaven, and to work together so that is accomplished in our day.
Sixteenth Sunday in Course 2020 The Plague Year Homilies I suppose if you walked into our chapel to pray one day, and found somebody kneeling or bowing down and giving off profound and continuous moans, you’d either call the rectory or EMS. But let me just throw a few realities at you: the entire ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 21, 2020
Children, as Jesus said, Don't be afraid. Your family is probably founded on some kind of faith. Listen to your parents and other adults whom you trust, and know that nearly everyone is working hard to get us through this trouble. ? In fifty years you will remember this crisis as one of the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2013
"Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an ...read more