Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent - 18 March 2018 St. Mary Immaculate Parish - Plainfield, IL Jesus did not come to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live. Jesus came to make dead people live. What is the path to life, true and abiding life, for Christ and, thus, [...]
We're halfway through Lent! Are you halfway through something that's changing you?
Homily for the First Sunday of Lent - 18 February 2018 St. Mary Immaculate Church - Plainfield, IL Gn. 9:8-15; 1 Pt. 3:18-22; Mk. 1:12-15 — First, a reminder to participate in our Project Passion initiative for Lent. This is a great online resource to aid your prayer during Lent, and is available in English, [...]
Today's the feast of my patron, St. Claude la Colombiere. Here's one of my favorite prayers from him: "My savior, do I still desire something which is not you? Are you not sufficient for me, shall I not love you alone and be content to be loved only by you? What have I come here [...]
Homily for the Funeral Mass of Allen Soppet 6 February 2018 St. Christina Church - Chicago, IL — On February 6, 1989, 29 years ago to the day, members of this family were together just a few miles from here on Ridgeland Avenue at St. Louis de Montfort Church for the funeral Mass of my [...]
Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 4 February 2018 Basilica of St. Adalbert - Grand Rapids, MI Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 — I’m grateful to Father Dan for his invitation to preach this morning in your basilica. I’m even more grateful to my friend Deacon Michael Steffes [...]
Homily for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 January 2018 St. Mary Immaculate Parish – Plainfield, IL Jon 3: 1-5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 -- Tomorrow, January 22, marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court case, Roe vs. Wade, that legalized abortion in this country. This, of course, is [...]