Easter Sunday JN 20:1-9 April 21, 2019 I’ve never had the experience of witnessing the birth of a child. But, as a Catholic priest, I have been privileged to join families at...
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion LK 22:14—23:56 April 14, 2019 Even though it has the potential to impact global financial security, I haven’t learned much more about BREXIT...
Fifth Sunday of Lent JN 8:1-11 April 7, 2019 If you haven’t ever actually thrown a stone at someone…not to be mean, mind you…but because they deserved it, or at least you thought t...
Fourth Sunday of Lent LK 15:1-3, 11-32 March 31, 2019 There should probably be a footnote to this reflection identifying the source of the story I am about to tell. But in truth, I...
Third Sunday of Lent LK 13:1-9 March 24, 2019 Today and for the next two Sundays, we have a choice of Readings to proclaim during the Liturgy of the Word. This is a special time fo...
Second Sunday of Lent LK 9:28B-36 March 17, 2019 Last week, it was the Spirit Who led Jesus into the desert. This week, Jesus is in the lead. He takes three of His most trusted and...
First Sunday of Lent Luke 4:1-13 March 10, 2019 I have a good friend who is faced with a serious, life-changing decision. The choice is between two very fine and worthy activities....
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time LK 6:39-45 March 3, 2019 After several follow-up visits to the optometrist, complaining that her new glasses had not improved her vision whatsoever, ...
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time LK 6:27-38 February 24, 2019 I had a visit from the now adult child of one of my oldest friends. I hadn’t seen him since he was in middle scho...
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time LK 6:17, 20-26 February 17, 2019 Amazonia isn’t a country. It’s the region surrounding the Amazon River. If it were a country, it would be...
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time LK 5:1-11 February 10, 2019 On the surface, today’s Readings clearly speak to vocation…the call by God to serve. But, if you plunge deeper...
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLK 4:21-30 February 3, 2019 Saturday morning, the “7-day weather forecast” looked pretty bleak. Lots of snow and very cold temperatures we...
Third Sunday in Ordinary TimeLK 1:1-4; 4:14-21January 27, 2019 The State of the Union Address scheduled for January 29 has been postponed to a future date yet to be determined. Mor...
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time JN 2:1-11 January 20, 2019 THE TODAY SHOW aired a little feature story about wine. Guests were invited to a fancy wine-tasting party. The room where ...
The Baptism of the Lord LK 3:15-16, 21-22January 13, 2019 THE WALL!These days, in the USA, those two little words evoke some powerful and vivid images, not to mention emotions...
The Epiphany of the LordMT 2:1-12January 6, 2019 There really and truly was a King Herod. Historical documents as well as archeological ruins of the opulent palaces he built in and...
Feast of the Holy Family LK 2:41-52 December 30, 2018 Last fall, an old friend and her husband were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I asked if they were going to have a...
Fourth Sunday of Advent LK 1:39-45 December 23, 2018 I am certainly looking forward to tomorrow evening…CHRISTMAS EVE! But, as I reflect on the Gospel proclaimed on this fina...
Third Sunday of Advent LK 3:10-18 November 16, 2018 From the way he is described in the Gospels, one wouldn’t expect John the Baptist to be the grand marshal of the Christmas parad...
Second Sunday of Advent LK 3:1-6 December 9, 2018 I was nursing my third cup of “morning joe,” getting a very slow start to what I knew would be a very busy day. Just a...