Proclaim Christ

Sunday, we celebrated Mission Sunday, and I seem to be a bit like a broken record lately.  Once again, the readings spoke so clearly to the Mission of the Church, the mission of every baptized person, to proclaim Christ to the world.  Listen again to the words from St. Paul to the Read more…

Fire of Sin; Fire of Soul

I recently began reading Generations of Priests  by Thomas J. McGovern.  This book reviews the lives of ten saintly priests / bishops of our tradition.  The first reviews the life and writings of St. John Chrysostom (345 – 407).  St. John was known for his preaching and great use of Read more…

Interior Life

This past week, Luke’s Gospel spoke of the importance of the ¨heart¨, or the interior life.  Luke, following his sermon on the mount, continues to instruct that “a good tree cannot bear rotten fruit no more than a bad tree can bear good fruit.”  (cf Luke 6:43-45)  He goes on Read more…

Rome Update II

Today was another memorable one in the lives of these new bishops. After a morning session, we dawned our cassocks and headed to the hills to the summer residence of Pope Benedict XVI for a brief audience, and an opportunity to individually greet him.  As in the lives of most Read more…