St. John Bosco, Pray for Us

Today I’m preaching at the seminary. Talk about a rough crowd; definitely the most critical of audiences. I’m preaching on the feast of St. John Bosco and here’s what I’ll say… Readings: Phil. 4:4-9 Matt. 18:1-5 St. John Bosco Biography “Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”… Continue reading St. John Bosco, Pray for Us

Which Spongebob Character am I?

Okay, enough of these little quizzes. But I couldn’t resist the one about spongebob, mostly because my niece and nephew love it, and well, secondarily because there’s a character with my name in it. Turns out I’m him, but I take the “complete idiot” thing as an insult. I’m not a complete idiot, after all!… Continue reading Which Spongebob Character am I?

Would that my final exams were this easy…

I took this quiz to find out my theological worldview and found out that the worldview I have is 96% Catholic. What a relief! 96% is still an “A” … too bad I can’t use this for my finals! It’s always good to have standardized quizzes tell you you’re on the right track…. My theological… Continue reading Would that my final exams were this easy…

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Quiet! Come Out of Him!

http://www.usccb.org/nab/012906.shtml This is my homily for this Sunday. In paragraph three, the regular reader might notice a similar thought from a homily two weeks ago. But I was preaching to a different congregation that week, so I’m not doing reruns just yet. This week what really gets me is the whole idea of demons coming… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Quiet! Come Out of Him!

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Repent and Belive in the Gospel

http://www.usccb.org/nab/012206.shtml Here’s my homily for this evening and tomorrow. This is my first weekend at the parish I’ve been assigned to as a deacon: St. John the Baptist in Winfield. I’m excited about beginning there, and I hope I have a word or two here that will speak to their hearts. The call to repentance… Continue reading Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Repent and Belive in the Gospel

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening

http://www.usccb.org/nab/011506.shtml 1/21/06: Once again, it’s been tooooo long since I’ve posted, so I’m posting this one a bit late, and it’s the homily I preached on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15. It reflects on the readings for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, but also reflects on vocations since it was the end of National… Continue reading Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening