Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Why Worship?

I was asked by my dear friend Fr. Bryan Stitt to give a talk in his parish--St. Mary's, Canton, NY--as part of its 6-part "Trust Truth" series on the intersection between faith and reason.  My topic was, "Why Worship?" on the reasonableness of the liturgy.  Here's a link to the talk and the Q&A that followed (just over an hour all together):

"I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:1-2

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Catch Fire

   Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord   

It was water that was used to squelch the flames at Notre Dame;
it is also water--that of Baptism--that ignites the undying fire in a Christian's heart.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

We're Not Worthy!

   Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   C 

And to provide a little photographic evidence...


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Barbarian Love

   Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time   C 

Do send our Governor a note--not as a political act, but as an act of love:
          The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
          Governor of New York State
          NYS State Capitol Building
          Albany, NY 12224

“Reverence must be paid even to those sinners whose souls seem to be dead because it is Christ, who is the life of the soul, who is dead in them. They are his tombs, and Christ in the tomb is still potentially the risen Christ.  We should never come to a sinner without the reverence that we would take to the Holy Sepulcher.  Pilgrims have traveled on foot for years to kiss the Holy Sepulcher, which is empty.  In sinners we can kneel at the tomb in which the dead Christ lies.” 
Caryll Houselander

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Exile Ended

   Third Sunday in Ordinary Time   C 

Check out this amazing network of young adult Catholics: JESUS aCROSS the Border

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Not the Only One

   The Baptism of the Lord   

It’s pretty rare that the heavens open and God’s voice thunders from above, but the Father is speaking words of love over us at every moment, and constantly showering us with tokens of his affection.  It’s just that when we get too focused on ourselves—whether it’s admiring our accomplishments, bemoaning our weaknesses, or beating ourselves up over our failings—we fail to hear his voice and or recognize his kindnesses.  You are beloved to God beyond your wildest imagining!  The Father of Jesus takes great delight in you! That is your true identity.  Rest in it, and live from it, always.