Will we have a name when we die?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31) Today we hear the story of the rich man and Lazarus. It is a story that ought to make us stand back and take account of our lives and see whether or not we are on the right path. Why should we do this? […]

What Your Schedule and Your Budget Reveal about Your Faith

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15) Why does one person become a saint and another choose a different way? Why does one person seek goodness, beauty, truth and life while another runs towards evil things and death? Why do some people live their lives toward God and others spend their […]

The Unshakeable Love of God

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (3:13-17) One of the ideas that has guided modern anti-religious thinking is the idea that God has multiple personalities. That God is sometimes love and sometimes wrath. This has caused an unhealthy fear of God and has often caused people to dismiss the “Christian” God […]

Are We Properly Dressed For the Banquet?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (22:2-14) Again and again I am moved by the way that Our Lord Jesus Christ has refused to leave us ignorant about the things of God and the things of His kingdom. Because He loves us, He opens the blinds and gives us a glimpse […]

When God Turns Your Life Upside Down

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (19:16-26) In each gospel reading we come face to face with the mind and the heart of God. That is not a light thing. When we pay attention to the gospel text we should rightly be shaken to the core. By shaking us to the […]

That moment when we feel like we might drown…

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34) Everyone has moments in their life where they feel as if they are going to drown. I’m not necessarily talking about drowning in water, but the feeling that we are drowning in the difficult circumstances of our life. A marriage on the rocks.  A […]

Paralysis of Soul

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:1-8) When we come to Church we are constantly exposed to the words of the gospels and all of the miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes when we are “over-exposed” we take what we are hearing or reading for granted. One of the most […]

Be A Follower!

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:18-23) In every person’s life there are moments where making a certain choice or decision will forever change the course of their life. This is true both in a positive as well as a negative sense. People sometimes choose to do something which is wrong […]

Is God Real?

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2) and from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30) Today we celebrate All Saints day. As you may remember, this feast falls on November 1staccording to the western tradition. Since it falls on November 1stthat makes October 31st All Saints […]

Women and the Church

An aspect of Christianity that deserves more attention than it usually receives are the lives of our many wonderful and saintly women.  One of my beloved parishioners, Anna Cory is doing her part to highlight some of the saints with a new blog.  I believe that this work serves as a much needed antidote for […]