Wednesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “Racism is a poison of the soul. It’s the ugly, original sin of our country, an illness that has never fully healed. Blending it with the Nazi salute, the relic of a regime that murdered millions, compounds the … Continue reading

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Homily Readings “Hence, the august Mother of God, mysteriously united from all eternity with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a virgin inviolate in her divine motherhood, the wholehearted companion of the … Continue reading

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

Homily Readings As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said in their document “Brothers and Sisters to Us,” in 1979: “Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members … Continue reading

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available. You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here. The bulletin article follows: Once more last week, I found myself overwhelmed by the generosity of so many in marking the 36th anniversary of my … Continue reading

St. Clare, Virgin

Homily Readings “Happy indeed is she who is granted a place at the divine banquet, for she may cling with her inmost heart to him whose beauty eternally awes the blessed hosts of heaven; to him whose love inspires love, … Continue reading

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Homily Readings “I tell you again and again, my brethren, that in the Lord’s garden are to be found not only the roses of his martyrs. In it there are also lilies of the virgins, the ivy of wedded couples, … Continue reading

Wednesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “Of this cup the martyrs said: I shall take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. But are you not afraid you will weaken? No, they reply. And why? Because I shall call upon the name … Continue reading

St. Dominic, Priest

Homily Readings “Wherever he went he showed himself in word and deed to be a man of the Gospel. During the day no one was more community-minded or pleasant toward his brothers and associates. During the night hours no one … Continue reading

Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “We are not stupid; surely we ought to understand our Father’s kindly purpose in this. He does not want us to go astray as they did, nor to ask how we are to approach him. Here is what … Continue reading

Transfiguration of the Lord

    Readings The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available. You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here. The bulletin article follows: Last week and this coming week, I am doing a series of seminars around the Diocese on End of … Continue reading