Fifth Sunday of Lent: “Dying once is sufficient…”

April 3, 2022 This is where we begin, this earth; but this is not where we end.  While Jesus resuscitates Lazarus for a time, Lazarus will die.  The gospels make no mention of Lazarus again. The very first words of Jesus today are: “This illness is not to end in death, but is for theContinue reading Fifth Sunday of Lent: “Dying once is sufficient…”

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”

21st Sunday – August 23, 2020

Today we stand between two political conventions, and I am sure that both candidates would like to know what voters know and think about themselves. Even Jesus was curious about what people thought about his message, what they thought of him, what kind of a following that he had. I am sure that you wouldContinue reading “21st Sunday – August 23, 2020”

The Novena for Mary Undoer of Knots to End Racism

Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life you accepted with great humility the holy will of the father and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil never dared entangle you with its confusion.  Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did atContinue reading “The Novena for Mary Undoer of Knots to End Racism”

August 9, 2020

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Today, I want to speak about “Nevertheless Faith.”  It is Fr. Jude Siciliano, the Dominican retreat master and Sr. Patty Bruno, both of them you know, as they have come here to St. Ignatius, that coined this expression. “Nevertheless Faith” – what does it describe?  “In spite of whatever –Continue reading “August 9, 2020”

Good Friday – A Celebration of Life 4/10/20

In many ways, Good Friday feels like we are coming to a funeral, to a memorial service for a man who died over 2,000 years ago, but actually we are coming to do what many families want to do today, rather than celebrate a funeral, to do a celebration of life. One insight is absolutelyContinue reading “Good Friday – A Celebration of Life 4/10/20”