Readings: Homily: Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It’s a solemn day that we reflect on the sublime gift that God gives to us in the Holy Eucharist. We as Catholics truly believe that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist, body, blood, soul, and […]Read more "Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 2018"
Readings: Homily: Most people recognize a contradiction in terms when they see one, but sometimes simple logic and necessity escapes us. For example, I remember asking the Daughters of Saint Paul, who own the Catholic bookshop in Old Town, Alexandria: “What’s the strangest thing people ask for in a Catholic bookstore?” Without missing a beat, […]Read more "Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, 2018"
Readings: Homily: Today as we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, we’ve just heard the story of that very event in our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles. The disciples, a pack of scared fishermen, tax collectors and other ragtag folks are cowering in the upper room, when suddenly the Holy Spirit descends […]Read more "Solemnity of Pentecost, 2018"
Readings: Homily: Have you ever wondered why Jesus didn’t stay? Why, once he was risen from the dead, he only stuck around for about 40 days, and then, as we just heard, miraculously ascended into heaven leaving behind some bewildered disciples? Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension, where Jesus ascends to heaven, body […]Read more "Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, 2018"
Readings: Homily: Gospel has the power to change people. Evidence? Look no further than Saint Paul, or countless others throughout history leading up to today. If we accept Jesus by faith and live our lives grafted into his, we will slowly change and flourish. After all, that’s the testimony of our readings today. Jesus reminds […]Read more "5th Sunday of Easter, 2018"
Readings: Homily: I’m pretty confident that most people here know the answer to the famous question: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice.” Since we’re human beings, it takes practice and repetition in life to do almost anything worthwhile. Whether it’s learning to read or write, performing a grammy-winning song, or winning […]Read more "3rd Sunday of Easter, 2018"
Readings: Homily: As a kid, I used to be fascinated with both Revolutionary War and Civil War re-enactors. My family wasn’t really into it and so it was a rarity, but every once in a while a Boy Scout trip would overlap with a battlefield, and then you’d get to see the whole thing relived […]Read more "Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, 2018"