The homilies below are notes. They are my preparation for preaching. Sometimes they are complete texts, sometimes they are outlines, but they always differ from the delivered message. I write these out so that I can practice, and in practicing they often improve. Still, these are often the only physical copy I have of my various homilies, so I have chosen to post them here for reference. The various and sundry other topics that may be addressed here are my opinions alone, and do not reflect the official position of my parish, my Archdiocese, or any other Catholic body beyond myself.
Our divisions prevent us from preaching the Gospel.
Jesus says we will be killed for our belief because our persecutors do not know him or his Father. Well, maybe the fact that they do not know him or his Father is our fault.
The Eucharist is called the Body of Christ, Communion, the Bread of Angels, the Sacrament of Charity, The Most Holy Sacrament, and the Source and Summit of our Faith. What can each of these names tells us about this sacrament?
Jesus will grant every prayer we pray that brings us closer to him.
When I had to leave everything behind for the priesthood, the Annual Catholic Appeal allowed me to go to seminary for free, and the money spent on my education was money well spent.
Salvation only comes through Jesus Christ. Believing other religions are the same as Christianity, as well as believing that we can save ourselves or that politics can save us, all violate this principle.
If we want to experience the power of the Resurrection in our lives, we need to return to Confession.