Divisions abound in our Christian faith, in our society and even in our families. Using the Gospel from John 17:20-26 as a base, Fr. Michael offers compelling ways to help bring us closer together. Gospel: Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who…Details
Today’s homily is short and sweet. Given on the Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, Fr. Michael tells a history of this young Saint who was only 36 when he died. In addition to the important work he did defending the divinity of Jesus, St. Anthony continues to help in our daily lives when we…Details
Watch and listen as Fr. Michael gives the homily at this year’s Jubilee gathering for the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.
Do you believe that Jesus is the Divine Son of God? In the life of the early Church this was affirmed in practice when Christian believers died proclaiming Jesus as Lord. It was also affirmed in doctrine at the Council of Nicea. Listen as Fr. Michael teaches this important lesson on faith. Read the transcript:Details
Fr. Michael reminds us that the love God has for us is an individual love, it isn’t generic. Our lives on earth are meant to prepare us for this love so that after our own resurrection we can join the Holy Angels and Saints in eternal love for God and our loved ones. Reading, Gospel…Details
This is a bonus homily from Fr. Michael (audio only) for the Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated last Sunday. Additionally, Fr. Jim’s Gospel Study for the same feast is below.
The thought and writings of Ancient Greek philosophers and poets are still studied in our world today but those same Greek thinkers in Athens mostly rejected St. Paul and his Gospel message to them about the Resurrection. Fr. Michael unpacks their reaction and what St. Paul did next. Read the transcript:Details
With the passing of Pentecost our liturgical season passes from Easter to Ordinary Time. A time for green, and the reminder of new life. Listen as Fr. Michael recounts memories from his trip last year to celebrate Pentecost in Rome with Pope Francis. (Mark 9:38-40) Homily transcript:Details
In this homily, Fr. Michael unpacks a time of trouble of Jesus and his disciples, the last hours before his arrest and crucifixion. He concludes with a simple, but powerful form of prayer to bring Jesus into our daily lives. Read the transcript:Details