March 4, 2018 – Third Sunday of Lent (B)

I think it was the early 2000’s when the movie Anger Management came out.  It was about a group of famously angry men who were court-ordered to take group therapy to deal with their anger.  It wasn’t a very good movie, but I went to see it because our basketball coach, Bobby Knight, was a […]

February 25, 2018 – Second Sunday of Lent

The Winter Olympics are wrapping up, and it reminds me of my favorite winter sport—skiing.  I love to watch the downhill, slalom, even the ski jumping.  And if you’ve ever skied before, you know that when you’re up on a mountain, covered in snow, and the sun comes out, the mountain turns dazzling white.  It […]

February 18, 2018 – First Sunday of Lent

The words that close the gospel reading today are the same words spoken to each of us as we received ashes on our heads:  “Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  As I mentioned on Wednesday, Lent is a time for us to take on the ascetical practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  And in addition […]

January 7, 2018 – The Epiphany of the Lord

The proclamation of the date of Easter and the other movable feasts on Epiphany dates from a time when calendars were not readily available. It was necessary to make known the date of Easter in advance, since many celebrations of the liturgical year depend on its date. The number of Sundays that follow Epiphany, the date […]

December 25, 2017 – The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

My dear brothers and sisters, finally the wait is over, and I can truly wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Today is born for us a Savior—Christ the Lord!  Christmas is truly a time of celebration, and we Catholics love to celebrate!  In fact, we don’t just have one day of Christmas, we have fifteen days […]