XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

August 22, 2021 Jesus has some very interesting things to say about life — attractive points about spirituality that focus on personal fulfillment, the heart of religion, the promise of eternal life.  For the people of his day in Jerusalem and Palestine, he was a breath of fresh air. But let me repeat to youContinue reading XXI Sunday: To follow Jesus in a simple, authentic, and whole hearted way is the work of a lifetime

XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

August 1, 2021 We do need a savior.  We do need mentors and good examples.  The “I” in us is distracted easily, diverted willingly and loves to get lost in its own self. There have been and continue to be many religious or spiritual paths that are meant to help us balance the “I” andContinue reading XVIII Sunday, Ordinary Time: Shoulder My Yoke and Learn from Me, for I am Gentle and Humble in Heart

Holy Trinity Sunday: God is not far from any of us

May 30, 2021 Last Sunday, we closed the Easter season, and for the last one thousand years, today we have celebrated the doctrinal feast of the Holy Trinity. So, the first thing that I would like to say is that our loving God is not an abstraction or a philosophical idea, and more than aContinue reading Holy Trinity Sunday: God is not far from any of us

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”