Good Friday: A Call to Abolish Capital Punishment

The following is the full text of the homily that was delivered at St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center in Downtown Boston on Good Friday April 3, 2015. [Sung] Where you there when they Crucified my Lord? Where you there when they Crucified my Lord? Oh, OOOoohh, Sometimes it causes me to Tremble, Tremble, Tremble. Where […]

Christmas: The coming of the Poor, Refugee, Prince of Peace

There is often a lot of attention given to the “reason for the season” or the admonition to “keep Christ in Christmas,” but far-too-little attention is paid to who this Christ is and what it means for us. Pope Francis, in his Christmas night homily, explains that we live in a world that is oversaturated with […]

Five Episodes and Counting!

Over the last month it’s been exciting to share with everybody a new ministry project, a free video series online that introduces Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si by providing theological and scriptural background, context, and explanation in language that is accessible. The idea for the series arose over the summer of 2015 when I was traveling to […]