The Prepared Text of the Benediction for Commencement 2017 May you always know yourself to be loved and may your presence always be an occasion of joy for others. May you always cherish the liberty of your mind and conscience and never fall prey to tyranny or intimidation. May you never lack courage in the … More Benediction for Colgate University’s 2017 Commencement
Easter 6 Homily: John 14:15-21 Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you … More Baccalaureate Mass Homily 2017
HOMILY: THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, Year C Luke 21:5-19 I don’t care how young you were when you first read Harry Potter: You quickly figured out two things: (1) Harry would ultimately survive and be OK and (2) He would eventually kill Voldemort. Right? But even though you knew both those things, you didn’t just say, … More Living Under Threat of Disaster
People talk today as if the present state of the Catholic Church is a disaster– some like to claim that this time the wheels really are coming off and that the Church can’t possibly survive the scandals, the onslaught of secularism, the Obama administration, the transition into the information age. If you think those things, … More The Church is a Dying? Uh huh.
As [Jesus] was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall … More “Ugh,” Said the Rich Young Ruler
How St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Principle and Foundation can help you understand your relationship with money and possessions … More A Saint’s Decluttering Method
I hate sunny self-help stuff. While I understand the need for a positive and hopeful outlook for making personal change, I also know that efforts at weight loss tend to produce a lot of negative feelings. Managing those feelings by anticipating them and having strategies for dealing with them seem pretty key to me. So … More PART 3: Head Solutions for Food Problems: The Advice I Live By (How to Lose Weight, Be Popular, and Conquer Death, Disease, and All Self-Loathing: Three Blog Posts About Obesity and Change)