Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

The Father desires worship in Spirit and in Truth.  How do we carry this out? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

We all experience temptation.  How does our Lord’s resistance to temptation in the desert help us to understand the remedy to sin? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Lent

The Church presents us with the Transfiguration each year on the Second Sunday of Lent.  How does it help us to prepare for the rest of the season? Podcast: Play … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

How do Christians become ‘light of the world’? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

Christians are called to be holy.  This Sunday’s gospel clarifies how we are to understand that call. Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

This Sunday’s gospel begins with the brief notice that we cannot serve two masters.  Why has the church connected this short teaching to the beautiful and reassuring teaching that God … Continue Reading →


Homily for Ash Wednesday, 2014 (audio)

At the Easter Vigil, when the catechumens renounce evil, they join the church in spiritual warfare.  Can this imagery help us to understand better the nature of the Lenten fast? … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Third Week in Ordinary Time

When Jesus begins His public ministry, He calls upon His listeners to repent, and He invites disciples to follow Him.  These two facts mean that the Church will always need … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Feast of the Presentation

The ancient feast of the Presentation is a kind of hinge between the mystery of the Incarnation and the Paschal Mystery.  The offering of Jesus in the temple foreshadows His … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

In the gospel of John, the character of John the Baptist is especially enigmatic.  How are we to understand the dense symbolism of this ‘voice crying in the wilderness’ as … Continue Reading →