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Faith permeates the cycle of life through our families

Faith permeates the cycle of life through our families I recently baptized a great-niece, the second child of my brother’s second child, who I also baptized just a little over one year after I was ordained a priest.  I had the honor of being the best man for my brother’s wedding, just weeks before entering the seminary, and I served as...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

La fe impregna el ciclo de vida a través de nuestras familias

La fe impregna el ciclo de vida a través de nuestras familias Recientemente bauticé a una sobrina nieta, la segunda hija del segundo hijo de mi hermano, a quien también bauticé tan sólo a un poco más de un año después de ser ordenado sacerdote. Tuve el honor de ser el testigo de bodas para la boda de mi hermano pocas se...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Homilia de Ordenaciones

Homilia de Ordenaciones La primavera nos llena de alegría, en Junio, trayendo nueva vida y crecimiento a nuestro alrededor. De hecho, la estación de la primavera dará pronto, oficialmente, paso al verano. Un poco de primavera está teniendo lugar también en el presbiterio Diocesano de Eva...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Ordinations Homily

Ordinations Homily Spring has more than sprung, here in June, bringing forth new life and growth all around us.  In fact, the season of spring will soon officially give way to summer.  A bit of spring is taking place as well in the Diocesan presbyterate of Evansville, in terms of the ordination of Deacon...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Let us REJOICE and celebrate our Catholic faith and identity!

Let us REJOICE and celebrate our Catholic faith and identity!             On Saturday, May 14, the Diocese of Evansville will celebrate the kick-off of its annual Signature Event, “REJOICE: A Catholic Community Celebration,” at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville.  In addition to the Sacrament of Reconcil...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The best apologetics? Living our faith with the joy of the Gospel

The best apologetics? Living our faith with the joy of the Gospel I read a letter to the editor recently that intrigued me. In it, a newspaper reader challenged a member of that paper’s editorial staff by observing that the staff member’s archive of published work suggested anti-Catholic bias. The reader went on to invite that editorial person to visi...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Physician-assisted suicide is contrary to key Catholic social teaching

Physician-assisted suicide is contrary to key Catholic social teaching Contrary to one of the key principles of Catholic social teaching, there is an ever-increasing threat to human dignity in the form of a rather aggressive campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide.  Though masked as an act of compassion and dignity, the intent is to legalize the providing...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

'Amoris Laetitia' is vintage Pope Francis

'Amoris Laetitia' is vintage Pope Francis             The Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family”) is vintage Pope Francis. A self-described “son of the Church,” Pope Francis clearly possesses a very keen intellect and pastoral heart. ...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Standing in the shadow of the cross

Standing in the shadow of the cross             On Good Friday, we stand in the shadow of the cross.  On this day, the second of the three sacred days known as the Triduum, we call to mind the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sake of our salvation.  He laid down his life that we...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Joseph, pray for us!

Joseph, pray for us!             The month of March is often associated with the Lenten Season, the beginning of spring (at least, the “official” starting date), St. Patrick’s Day and, in some years like this one, Easter.  The Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016