I come from a musical family and I picked up some of those tendencies as well. I played trombone a large portion of my life and recently I’ve been teaching myself how to play the piano. I got so good at playing the piano that a handful of times in the seminary I played for … Continue reading The Hope for a New Creation
When I was in high school, it had been many years since I had been to confession. I went to my first reconciliation and then had no desire to go again until many years later. That desire changed when I was a freshman in High School. I was at a weekend-long conference called the Steubenville … Continue reading God Removes our Burdens
I may have shared with you before that I had a surgery on my chest. I was born with pectus excuvatum a condition that caused my chest to be caved in slightly. In order to fix it, they had to do some major surgery. They called it minimally invasive but for me, it didn’t feel … Continue reading God in the midsts of our suffering
Sorry I've been gone for long from this blog. But here is my homily from the weekend! No text this time.
The first time I thought about the priesthood was my junior year in High School. I saw a video at a conference called The Fishers of Men. In this video, they dramatically recreated a scene when a priest stuck in a traffic jam realizes a young man is near his death. He runs forward to … Continue reading Our Greater End
It’s common for me to say that I have a good bit of friends. I know I have lots of Facebook friends, and of course there are people that I call my friends who may or may not be on Facebook. However, as you can probably relate just because you call someone a friend … Continue reading Jesus wants to enter our house
A couple of years ago, I went to visit the Holy Land with some of my classmates from the seminary. One day we went to visit the place Mary went to visit Elizabeth. The same place where Elizabeth welcomed Mary with joy, the same place where Mary sang her great hymn praising the Lord. What … Continue reading Mary’s Assumption
I was asked one time what your biggest fear in life is? After giving it, some thought I said, “that I put a long time and effort into something, and it would be all for nothing.” Maybe we can relate to that in our own lives. There are things that we set our minds to, … Continue reading Building up Treasures in Heaven
When I was in high school, I went on a week-long camp, which we called the Catholic Leadership Institute or CLI. During the week, we had a priest with us and there as spiritual support for us. One evening the priest was available for confession, and some of the leaders put on an examination of … Continue reading God nails our sins to the cross.