Do Not Be Afraid

This Easter, maybe more than any other, we are able to identify with the Christians of the first Easter. Like them, we are celebrating in our homes, behind locked doors, confused, heartbroken, and a bit afraid. Jesus had… Read More

Is it too late?

It’s Palm Sunday! Which means free leaves, a super long Gospel, and a short homily! (Okay, well, at least you get two of those things today!) Here’s a quick reflection as we look to the end of Lent… Read More

The Greatest Show On Earth

Last week, I went to the greatest show on earth: the Paschal Triduum of the Catholic Church. (If you don’t know what that is, check out my video for this week.) In reflecting on my experience over the… Read More

Lent: More Than Misery and Negativity!

Ash Wednesday is here! (and probably already gone since I’m so late in posting this!) Kicking off our Lenten season by ridiculously smearing Ashes on our forehead, many of us became a visible sign to the world today… Read More

Death

Even when death is all around us, Jesus reminds us that we have no reason to fear

A Priestly People

As baptized Christians, we are all called to be priests, prophets, and kings

Together at Table

There are a few meals that I will never forget as long as I live. I’ll never forget Thanksgiving dinner with my family some years back. We all tried our best to be as behaved and formal as… Read More

Don’t Give Up Anything For Lent

Every year we give something up. Maybe we shouldn’t.

Sometimes We Fail

Last year, I wrote The Joy of Our Salvation as a candid recount of the Easter Vigil calling it, “hands down the best liturgical experience I have ever had.” I was amazed by the transcendence in the liturgy, the energy in the… Read More

“It is Finished”

It is finished. These are the climactic words of Jesus’ life. Everything he did and said leading to this final moment: It is finished. But what did he mean by these words? How might those around him have… Read More

The Joy of Salvation

All around the world, Christians are celebrating! Christ has risen from the dead! Our salvation is at hand! How does one even begin to celebrate such a moment? At St. Camillus, we celebrate in the way of the… Read More

The Gift of Sacrifice

In this time of Holy Week as we enter the Triduum (The Holy Thursday/Good Friday/Easter Vigil Liturgy), our focus as Christians is the on suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are reminded of the injustice done… Read More