5 Tips to Being Evil

What is the utmost goal of every Christian? Or, at least, what should it be? As far as I can tell, the clear answer is “holiness.” We seek to be like the one who came to be like us…. Read More

What Did Pope Francis Say About the Amazon?

If you’ve followed Catholic news much over the past year, you know that there has been a lot of attention give to the Amazon region. Pope Francis convened a synod to explore the needs of the people and… Read More

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