Life is an Open Book Test

Homily, 5-16-22; Monday of the 5th Week of Easter I have spent more time in college classrooms than I care to remember. And so when General Motors sent me back to school to get an advanced degree at the age of 36, my 12 year old daughter gave me a coffee mug for Father’s Day.… Continue reading Life is an Open Book Test


Homily, 5-2-22; Memorial of St. Athanasius Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Athanasius who lived in the 4th century. He was a key player in the Council of Nicaea which took place in the year 325. The council was held to resolve a conflict caused by the followers of Arius, a priest from Alexandria.… Continue reading Consubstantial

Can You Pick Up Serpents?

Homily, 4-25-22; Feast of St. Mark Today, we heard Jesus say in our gospel passage: “These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.… Continue reading Can You Pick Up Serpents?

Believe in His Words

Homily, 3-31-22; Thursday of the 4th Week in Lent “For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” Jesus reproaches the Jews who do not recognize that He is the Son of God. They… Continue reading Believe in His Words

A New Heaven, A New Earth

Homily, 3-28-22; Monday of the 4th Week in Lent “See, I am creating new heavens and a new earth; The former things shall not be remembered nor come to mind.” We heard these words in our first reading from Isaiah. And they remind us of what John writes in the Book of Revelation: “Then I… Continue reading A New Heaven, A New Earth

Assume No Privilege

Homily, 3-21-22; Monday of the 3rd Week in Lent Back when I worked at GM, I had a friend who happened to be a Baptist. And we had many conversations about religion and about the differences in our beliefs. The most ironic thing, however, is how we were raised with different beliefs in who would… Continue reading Assume No Privilege

Justice Tempered by Mercy

Homily, 3-14-22; Monday of the 12nd Week in Lent “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Forgiveness, mercy, and justice are the theme of our readings today. We hear in our first reading from the Book of Daniel: “Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your… Continue reading Justice Tempered by Mercy