Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time. I am sorry that it has been a long time since I have posted! I have been keeping fairly busy, but in getting back to posting hopefully this will give me a good impetus to better… Continue Reading “The calm in the storm”
The book of Sirach (15:15-20) reminds us of a very clear point: it’s not always easy to follow God’s commandments, but if we want to really live, if we want to live with God forever, we have to follow the commandments.
Today in the local newspaper I saw an article about how Penn Highlands (local community college) is teaming up with a young man who works as a medium to create some kind of paranormal show. Of course we always stay far away from such… Continue Reading “Presentation of the Lord”
I apologize that it has been so long since a post! At the end of September I began a new assignment: I was named Administrator of Saint Andrew Church in Johnstown, which geographically is pretty close to where I was previously assigned. It has… Continue Reading “Christmas 2019”
Every Sunday we profess, “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.” Do we ever think about what that means?
In the first reading we hear the prophet Habakkuk (1:2-3; 2:2-4) complaining to the Lord. He is experiencing a real trial and wonders why God does not answer his prayers. Even when it seems evil is triumphing, God will be triumphant in the end.… Continue Reading “Unanswered prayer?”
It is very possible that by the end of the day I could be standing before God at my judgment. Now that you’re awake!…This actually could happen of course to any one of us. I hope it doesn’t, but we never know how much… Continue Reading “Hell and the Devil are real”