The Sign of the Manger

The following is a homily for the Christmas mass during the night. The readings can be found here. The manger. Is there a more important symbol of Christmas than the manger. As Easter has the cross, Christmas has… Read More

Is Christmas Jesus’ Birthday?

For many people, December 25 is the most important date of the whole year because it is the date on which Jesus was born. Interestingly enough, most early Christians would disagree. For one, the celebration of Jesus’ birth was… Read More

Even Discipleship Has A Final Exam

The following is my homily for the 1st Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. This week, the students at UGA enter an intense period of preparation: it’s final exam time. Ready or not, here… Read More

Let’s Get Excited About Christmas

During Advent, what exactly are we “waiting” for?

Time to Prepare

Christmas is coming. What will you do to prepare?

Why Did Jesus Come?

On December 25 every year, the Christian world celebrates the greatest mystery in human history: the Incarnation. At a moment in time, the eternal, omnipotent, and patently-outside-of-time God entered history to become ephemeral, weak, and finite in time… Read More

Happy Holidays from the Second Vatican Council!

What if a so-called “secular greeting” was actually Catholic to its core?

Not My Problem

When does someone else’s problem become our problem? St. Joseph offers a guide.

Time to Start Again

Each year on New Year’s eve, we celebrate the year that was and anticipate the year that will be. As the ball drops and the clock adds another year at midnight, we sense something significant: it’s a new… Read More

The Franciscan Humility Challenge

How can we prepare for Christmas in the spirit of St. Francis?

School’s Out!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Advent? No. Christmas? That’s not for a while. No, the most wonderful time I speak of is the close of the school semester. No more papers! No more tests! That’s… Read More

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Before Easter, the Church universally prepares for the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord with heavy fasting, extra prayers, and almsgiving. The thought is, given the solemnity of such a celebration, everyone should be adequately prepared for… Read More