Easter Sunday: From the Head to the Heart 

April 4, 2021 I don’t title my homilies, but I do try to find a phrase that summarizes the message.  What comes to me today is “From the Head to the Heart.” The Catholic Church has been celebrating Easter or the Passover (Pascua) for over 2000 years.  Somewhere, we hear the story in our catechismContinue reading Easter Sunday: From the Head to the Heart 

Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross.  Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives

First Sunday of Lent: Contemplative Prayer

February 27, 2021 Every First Sunday of Lent, we hear that Jesus was tempted.  This year, we read the Gospel story in the tradition of St. Mark who does not describe what happened, what the temptations were. The tradition given to us by Matthew and Luke’s gospel gives a little more.  Did Jesus share theseContinue reading “First Sunday of Lent: Contemplative Prayer”

Ash Wednesday: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

February 17, 2021 The meaning of the season of Lent has never changed although the way Catholics have experienced it have changed, and adapted, and continue to develop. How do we celebrate the yearly celebration of Easter, of the Resurrection of Jesus is the question?  It takes more than a day or two to prepare. Continue reading “Ash Wednesday: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart”

The Baptism of Our Lord

January 10, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, we cannot separate our personal spiritual lives from the rest of our lives.  We cannot separate the economic, political, moral dimensions of our lives into boxes of interest and pretend or hope that one does not affect the other. The stock market is not God.  Our bankContinue reading “The Baptism of Our Lord”