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"
When the Hebrew people were preparing to leave Egypt, the Lord instructed them to slaughter the best lamb from their flocks and to paint their doorways with its blood, so that the angel of death would pass over their houses as he went through the cities of the Egyptians, striking the first born son of […]Read more "Ransomed by the Blood of Christ"
Audio from this week’s sermon is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-RU6C0rf1rPbUJ1MlJxOVFvTkERead more "Whose sins you forgive"
“He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.” When pilgrims to the Holy Land approach the most holy of all sites in the world – the Lord’s tomb, the place of His Resurrection – they are greeted ironically by these words spoken today by the angel: “Non est hic – […]Read more "Finding the Resurrected Christ"