It is fitting that, on the Sunday after Christmas, we should commemorate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This feast day reminds us of an important reality: Jesus was born into a family. Our Lord, like every human person, was not merely an isolated individual. God has willed that new human life should […]Read more "The Holy Family: Our Model and Guide"
“While gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, [the] all-powerful word leaped from heaven, from the royal throne. Into the midst of the land that was doomed, a stern warrior carrying the sharp sword of thy authentic command.” So did King Solomon of old foretell the coming […]Read more "God Searching for Us"
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"