Homily for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks each of us this urgent question today. What are the stakes involved in answering? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Can Traditional Religion Survive?

Journalist Rod Dreher links to a sobering article about a looming crisis is Jewish Orthodoxy. Read it here. One of the problems is that the authority of rabbis isn’t being … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How does this Sunday’s gospel, from the eighteenth Chapter of Matthew, help to illuminate the different aspects of faith? Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Homily for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When Peter’s faith falters, Jesus rescues Him from drowning. Undoubtedly, this is a sign of Christ’s loving presence to us in whatever difficulties we find. Yet, there is a deeper … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration

“Rise, and do not be afraid,” Jesus tells His disciples after they witness Him transfigured in glory. Until the full unveiling of the Paschal Mystery, manifestations of the divine dramatically … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When the crowds follow Jesus into the wilderness, they manifest a hunger for more than bread. And His miraculous multiplication of the loaves gives us an important teaching on the … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Monastery Church

Church buildings are meant to be places of ‘epiphany’, the revelation of God’s nearness and love for us. How does church architecture contribute to this epiphany? Podcast: Play in new … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In Saint Matthew’s gospel, Jesus uses numerous images for the Kingdom of Heaven. How are we to understand the composite effect of these images? Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The parable of the wheat and the tares can be interpreted on several levels; but the reference to the harvest highlights an important eschatological perspective. Podcast: Play in new window … Continue Reading →


Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How might we go about making sure that the soil of our hearts is good soil, soil in which the seed of God’s Word can take root and bear real … Continue Reading →