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Not Peace but Divsion - Homily 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time



The Reasonableness of Faith - Homily 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 11th, 2019

Is Faith a blind, irrational acceptance of religious doctrine, as atheists such as Richard Dawkins claim, or are there reasons for believing, for assenting to the truths of the Catholic Faith?  

Rich in What Matters to God - Homily for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 4th 2019

What can Pete Rose teach us about the vanity of vanities in Ecclesiastes and the Parable of the Rich Fool?


Unanswered Prayers? Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/28/2019

Jesus says in our Gospel "ask and you shall receive," yet often it can seem as if our prayers fall on deaf ears.  How can we reconcile this experience in light of Christ's assurance from the Gospel of Luke?  

 Homily 16th Sunday in OT Year C 7/21/2019

What insight can Steve Job's give us into Martha's dilemma in this Sunday's Gospel?





Our Greatest Boast - Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FINISH WELL - Homily for the Ascension

A HEALTHY CATCH - Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

BIG WORD - Homily for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time


A CONTRADICTION AMONG THE ANOINTED - Homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

David understood that conflict among the Anointed was nonsense. Why can't we?

"...that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
a sturdy planting for the LORD, that he may be glorified.
They shall build up the ancient ruins,
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations."

Isaiah 61

MOTHER - Homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time


ABEL, ABRAHAM, MELCHIZEDEK - Homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Talks on the Rocks - Phil Couture of Christ in the City

THE MONKS OF TIBHIRINE - Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent


Enjoy the film by streaming it on Amazon (see trailer below). 

I deeply appreciate Stephen Greydanus' review and writing on this film, which you can view here.


Don't forget John Kiser's excellent book, The Monks of Tibhirine, available on Amazon.

UNSCROOGED - Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

INCARNATION, PRAYER, AND WORK - November RISE Night (Talk and Q&A)

A podcast in two parts: Daniel Kerr, President of newly founded Saint Martin's Academy, a boarding school and working farm in southeast Kansas, wants education to be simpler and to let reality do its work.

DISASTER, EAGER HOPE, & THE END OF THE WORLD - Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the centennial of the Armistice ending the Great War, a meditation on the reproach of Christians and our need to embrace a real hope in the midst of the disasters from which we cannot deliver ourselves.

SAINTLY BUFFOONS AND HOLY JESTERS - Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

What if we celebrated Halloween the way it was meant to be celebrated?



A DAILY REASON - Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On dangerous bedtime habits, a spiritual tip from a recovering alcoholic, and the canonization of Pope Saint Paul VI