A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. –John 10:27– I’ve said this often before: My tough Slovak mother hated when her kids would whine. As a trained nurse, Mom had a great deal ofRead more
The following comes from a book entitled Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, published way back in 1997. I used to give this piece to my students. It’s called “The Mirror.” “Dr. Papaderos, what is the meaning of life?” The usual laughter followed and people stirred to go. Papaderos heldRead more
Homily delivered on the 50th wedding anniversary of Anna Marie & Richard Culver 20 November 2015 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rainRead more
The Luminaria Lighter or the Oblivious Boater?
You are the light of the world. –Matthew 5:14– Imagine you are setting up luminaria for Christmas Eve. You have carefully positioned dozens of alternating red and green paper bags along your driveway and sidewalk, each bag containing a little sand and one candle. Now the sun is down. YouRead more