The widow gave her two small copper coins out of love for God. What can you do out of love for God?
Be like Bartimaeus. Ask Jesus for mercy. Ask Him to help you see. And follow Jesus on the way.
Be a priest, prophet, and king!
Do you strive to learn the wisdom of God and live according to it, or do you oppose the wisdom of God?
Follow the law, but make sure your heart is being converted to love God and neighbour too.
Don't curse the darkness. Be the solution to the problems we are facing today. Devote yourself to the Holy Eucharist.
In response to the grand jury report detailing the crimes committed by priests and bishops in the state of Pennsylvania (at 1:30, I obviously meant "likely", not "unlikely").
Fr. Bill Casey gave this sermon in response to the 2002 clergy abuse scandal in Boston. It is still just as applicable today.
Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report (reader discretion is advised)
We are all on a spiritual journey, individually, and as a parish community. Don't look backward, but forward. Let's go from being in maintenance mode to missional mode.
I and about 25 parishioners had an awesome experience last weekend at the Defending the Faith Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. We are going again next year. Mark your calendars. The dates will be Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. When attending the conference, you can stay in the university dorm rooms, or, at the Super 8 hotel across the street. If you plan on coming and want to stay in the hotel (a tiny bit more expensive, but more comfortable), then I would recommend booking as early as possible to ensure you get a room.
Jesus sends out His apostles on their first missionary journey and gives some important instructions for evangelization.
The sins we commit aren't necessarily the biggest problem. Our pride is, and our sins can even help us grow in humility, and therefore holiness.
Where are you? Are you like our first parents, making excuses and blaming and deciding for yourself what is good and evil? Or like Mary and Jesus, the new Eve and Adam, who take responsibility and trust in God no matter what?
Jesus gives you His Body and Blood to enter into a sacred covenant with you. Be mindful of what you are doing when you receive Him into your body.