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"
I was honored today to give the following talk at MedCon 2017 in Fort Wayne, Ind. I was rather nervous because I was speaking on the same stage immediately after Marcus Grodi (a well-known Catholic TV personality). Hopefully those who were there benefited from the talk, and hopefully others will too. 2017-10-13 Transforming the Culture […]Read more "Transforming the Culture of Death into a Culture of Life"
Catholicism is not a club for the perfect. Our Lord tells the chief priests and scribes, “Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you!” Catholicism is a religion for repentant sinners, not a club for the perfect. It is easy for us to imagine that the good people are here and […]Read more "Not a Club for the Perfect"
“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"
[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 this week’s sermon is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-RU6C0rf1rPbUJ1MlJxOVFvTkERead more "Whose sins you forgive"