“WHILE IT WAS STILL DARK…”

One of the things that I've learned working with college students over the past 16 years is how often they are ahead of the rest of the culture and the rest of the world.  In…

SIMON PETER’S BROKEN HEART

We know this story. We've heard it, variations of it, some of us many, many times. Yet you can feel something different.  How transcendent is the proclamation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ,…

WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?

This Sunday marks a shift in the season of Lent.  We start to hear and feel the intensity in the scriptures being proclaimed at Masses starting today of Jesus fixing his eyes on the hills…

SAVED

A 19-year-old who was homeless, living in Hawaii, describes the night his entire life changed.  He was finished working for the night at one of the Bubba Gump-chain restaurants on the island and was waiting…

GOD’S JEALOUSY

A priest friend shared in one of his homilies how a television show that he used to watch pretty regularly, laugh at, and dismiss as just kind of this harmless thing, years later, now having…

SELFLESS

Only a few miles from here, in the Church of St. Stephen in Kearny, there's a unique and historic place.  It's called the Sanctuary of the Four Chaplains, which was only dedicated in 2016 but…

HE GETS US

Paint me as un-American; I didn't watch a minute of the Super Bowl.  I know... I know...I was tired, fighting off a head cold a few days out from Ash Wednesday, and honestly, I really…