Enter the Desert

The following is my homily for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. Have you ever been out in the desert? I mean, like, really out there. I drove cross country once from San… Read More

The Church’s Stance on the Death Penalty

I have to say: the issue of the death penalty baffles me in the Catholic Church. How we pride ourselves on being a people of life! How we claim that all life is sacred and should be protected!… Read More

Going After the Lost

The following is my homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. I lived in a fraternity once in which things would mysteriously go missing or show up in strange places…. Read More

Gaudete Et Exsultate

Did you hear about Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate? It’s pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. Not only is it the spiritual food that our world and Church needs today, it’s not too theological,… Read More

Opening the Doors: The Year of Mercy

On December 8 of last year, Pope Francis officially opened the doors to the “Year of Mercy,” a focused effort to remind us of the mercy God shows us each and every day, and a call to show… Read More