We can no longer afford to vacate, ignore, or diminish our responsibility to be holy men and women of God

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel of St. Mark 7: 31-37 As some of you may have already heard me say, almost every Sunday since the beginning of this liturgical year, the Gospel of St. Mark is my favorite Gospel. St. Mark’s use of direct language, the attention given to minute detail, and the intentionalContinue reading “We can no longer afford to vacate, ignore, or diminish our responsibility to be holy men and women of God”

Today, as men and women of God, we must strive to live out our faith in ways that encourage and unite…

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel of St. Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 In today’s 1st reading in Deuteronomy, Moses exhorts the people of God to not only hear the statues and decrees of God but to also live by them. He issues a challenge to live as God commands and affirms that the God ofContinue reading “Today, as men and women of God, we must strive to live out our faith in ways that encourage and unite…”

“In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit”…

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit”… this is not only the most effective way of getting the attention of a room full of Catholics, but it is also our most basic and simplest profession of faith.  As we cross ourselves and callContinue reading ““In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit”…”

The other evening my wife and I were walking to our car…

3rd Sunday of Easter Gospel of St Luke 24:35-48 The other evening my wife and I were walking to our car after having spent a very pleasant couple of hours at the movie theatre. I was commenting on how pleasantly surprised I was by the fact that the movie had turned out NOT to beContinue reading “The other evening my wife and I were walking to our car…”