St. John the Baptist is the next great protagonist of the Advent season of preparation for Christ that we encounter in today’s Gospel. He is the one who prepared the way for Christ by calling the people of Judea to repentance, the last and the greatest of the prophets, because he pointed out Christ Himself: […]Read more "The Comfort of Repentance"
Hear the audio of this week’s sermon here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Q8Nbn9A5EDAj27pmLr0qM1TUQRYoZLf/view?usp=sharingRead more "Advent Watchfulness"
“When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.” “Subjected” is not a word with very positive connotations. To be subjected means to be weak, to be defeated, to be vulnerable. This is representative […]Read more "Christ the Poor and Suffering King"
Late last week we learned about the proposed plan to build an immigrant detention center in Elkhart County. As I am sure that you can imagine, many people in our parish community are upset, disturbed, and worried at this announcement. I am aware that immigration is a matter about which there are many different opinions, […]Read more "Regarding the proposed immigrant detention center in Elkhart County"
God wants a return on his investment. He has invested a lot in us, and He wants to see us do something with it. We encounter today three men who received three different quantities of money, each according to his ability. God knows each of us perfectly, better than we know ourselves. He knows what […]Read more "A return on God’s investment"
“Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven.” These enigmatic words of our Lord are a challenge for interpretation. Does our Lord really mean that we should not call anyone, “father,” “dad,” “daddy,” or so forth? No, this is not what He means. Rather, our Lord’s injunction to call […]Read more "Calling God our Father"
Today’s feast, the Solemnity of All Saints, is purposefully placed by Holy Mother Church towards the close of the liturgical year, just a few weeks before the beginning of Advent, in order to bring us to contemplate the last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell). At the end of November, we will reflect on Christ […]Read more "Our Heavenly Goal"