- A look at world’s 50 most anti-Christian countries January 15, 2018There are more than 215 million persecuted Christians worldwide according to the 2018 World Watch List, Open Doors USA's annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians.
- Pro-life bill would eliminate vast majority of legal abortions in Poland January 15, 2018Lawmakers in Poland proposed pro-life legislation last week that would outlaw abortions performed because of a congenital disorder or deformity in the unborn child.
- Vatican designates northern Virginia church as a basilica January 15, 2018The Vatican has designated a historic Catholic church in northern Virginia as a basilica.
- The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King January 15, 2018This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
- Sinn Fein lawmaker quits after video which allegedly mocks Troubles victims January 15, 2018An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain's Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre carried out during Northern Ireland's decades of violence.
- A look at world’s 50 most anti-Christian countries January 15, 2018
Category Archives: Homilies
I have been keeping this blog pretty much since I was ordained a priest. Since I was a parochial vicar when I started this blog, and thus subject to moves, I have paid to have have the hosted on BlueHost … Continue reading
We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading
For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading
From ancient times, philosophers have summed up the human condition as a quest to answer three fundamental questions: What should I do? What can I know? What can I hope for? In response to the common-sense comment of doubting Thomas, … Continue reading
How many of you go to bed without making sure the doors of your house are locked? Why do we bother about locking our doors and cars? Because we want to be safe, right? We know that the world can … Continue reading
“Jesus himself drew near and walked with them” (Luke 25:15). This verse really struck me as I prayed over the Gospel for this weekend. Actually it struck me the week after Easter, when I was on retreat and this Gospel … Continue reading
Three days ago, on the evening of Good Friday, apparent failure loomed large. Not only was the Lord dead and buried, but the Apostles were holed up in a locked room, fearing for their lives. Where were all the miracles … Continue reading
The Gospel narrative that we have just proclaimed strikes us as anything but “good.” Yet the Church throughout the entire world celebrates Good Friday every year. Calling the day when Jesus was crucified as good seems to be the supreme … Continue reading
Being a Christian means more than just being nice. It means centering our whole lives, every last detail, on a person: Jesus Christ. Other great religious leaders of history pointed to their teaching. They said, “follow my teaching”. Jesus pointed … Continue reading