According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans spend $37 billion on dietary supplements a year. According to the Boston Medical Center, Americans spend $33 billion on weight loss products. I think it’s safe to say we are pretty concerned with what it is we are putting into our bodies. That’s not a bad thing—God gave us our bodies and we need to do our best to try to take care of them.
Today in the readings we hear about bread from heaven that gives true life, that sustains us on our journey. (more…)
I was asked to preach the feast day Mass for St Aloysius Church in Cresson, PA:
After silencing the Sadduccees, (cf. Mt 22:34-39) the Pharisees step up to test our Lord. They ask about the greatest commandment, and he points out that the entirety of our lives must hinge upon two relationships: love for God and love for neighbor. (more…)
I apologize for this delay! I preached this on the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
From the very beginning when God created man and woman, he desired there to be harmony: harmony and peace between God and his people, harmony and peace between the people, and harmony and peace within the people themselves. (more…)
From the feast of the Ascension to Pentecost, the Church recalls the days the Apostles spent in prayer awaiting the promised coming of the Holy Spirit. Christian custom urges us to pray also in a special way these days for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We can pray for strength, to know ourselves better, or for a particular petition. In any case, we all need the gifts that the Holy Spirit promises! (more…)
Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Readings for the Sunday can be found here.
Sometimes we may get the thought that God loves us because we are good or because we do certain things. Rather, the Holy Spirit through the words we hear today corrects us: God loved us first. (more…)
This prayer is a good reminder of Lent and also the possibility to always renew our hearts in the Lenten spirit, even if we are late in Lent right now. Here is a prayer given to me by my spiritual director, and I believe he is the author of it. It is a very helpful prayer!
Yesterday I was blessed to able to ride a bus to Washington, DC for the 45th annual March for Life. This march is of course to bring awareness to the need to overturn a court decision that allows for abortion at any time. (more…)