Preparing for Holy Week

Today is Palm Sunday, and we now begin Holy Week. On Holy Thursday we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist and priesthood.  On Good Friday we remember Jesus’ Passion and crucifixion. And, on Easter Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!  Many of us are now under stay at home orders as our civil... Continue Reading →

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Note: This is the homily I would have given Sunday, March 29. However, due to the Coronavirus, public Mass is suspended in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. Here is a link to the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent so you can read them before reading my homily. Our readings today share a... Continue Reading →

Faith and the Coronavirus

Lent 2020 will be remembered as historic for the impacts of the Coronavirus around the world. For many Catholics, it will be remembered as the first Lent in the 2000 year history of the Church that Masses were canceled on a global scale to protect public safety in efforts to reduce the rapid spread of... Continue Reading →

Let Us Pray

This past week, we started to see the impact of the Coronavirus in the United States. Sporting events are being placed on hold and many workers are being told to work from home if possible. Shaking hands has been replaced with the "corona wave" as a form of greeting. These are all prudent measures to... Continue Reading →

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