Homily on the Sex-Abuse Scandal (19 August 2018)

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that was released last week describes gravely scandalous and unspeakable behavior by priests and bishops that has shaken the Church to her very core. The report is nine hundred pages long but I had to stop reading after almost two...

In the World But Not of the World

The Church speaks clearly and unambiguously about the dignity of human life, yet we live in a secular world that exposes us to a variety of ideas that are incompatible with the truth of faith.  “We live in a world where objective moral norms are treated as mere rules...

Discovering God’s Mercy and Will

Earlier this week, I received an email from a woman who recently broke-up with her fiancé.  She wrote, “I was accepting it as God’s will.  However, a friend told me that God doesn’t micromanage the world … He just wants me to be happy with whatever that...