Our Lord has given us a mandate: what we have heard here, whispered among believers, we are to go out and proclaim on the housetops, to announce to the world. This mandate is not just given to missionaries or priests; it is for everyone. Each one of us, baptized as sons and daughters of God, […]Read more "Proclaim from the Housetops"
“Recuerda el camino que el Señor, tu Dios, te ha hecho recorrer estos cuarenta años por el desierto … Él te afligió, haciéndote pasar hambre, y después te alimentó con el maná, que ni tú ni tus padres conocían.” En el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. En estas líneas de […]Read more "Hambre Espiritual"
“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert … He … let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed you with manna, a food unknown to you and your fathers.” In these lines from the first reading, Moses is reminding the Israelite people of […]Read more "Being Spiritually Full"
Over the past few weeks we have celebrated a lot of important feasts in the Church’s calendar that commemorate some of the most important events in Jesus’s life: His Resurrection at Easter, the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven, and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. All of these mysteries that we have […]Read more "The Family as the Image of the Trinity"
[The following is a commencement address given to the Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators.] Dear Graduates, This ceremony in which you are participating is not merely a graduation. Yes, we are here to celebrate your many accomplishments, for which you have many reasons to be proud. But more importantly, this is a ceremony of sending […]Read more "Passionately Loving a Fallen World"
I have not posted a sermon for the past two weeks because I was away at a friend’s priestly ordination; then Deacon Nathan Maskal preached all of our Sunday Masses for his first Sunday as a deacon. This weekend I will be away again at another friend’s priestly ordination (this time in St. Louis). Regular […]Read more "No new sermons for a while"
Audio from last Sunday’s sermon, given at the Diocesan Ignited youth retreat: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-RU6C0rf1rPNTBxOGk4N0FjaGsRead more "The Voice of the Good Shepherd"