Homily Archive

The Interesting Connection Between Christian Divisions and the Word of God – Luke 1
The Trojan Horse of Modern Marriage – John 2
Leaving the World for a Moment of Consolation – Baptism of the Lord 2022
The Goodness of Man’s Reason, and the Necessity of God’s Revelation – Epiphany 2022
Peace in the Family requires Order in the Family – Holy Family 2021
Hidden Meanings of Familiar Traditions – Christmas 2021
My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Advent Week 4
Make the Most of the ‘Lent of Christmas’ – Advent Week 2
What Will The Second Coming Be Like? Advent Week 1
Christ the King 2021
Eschatology – What? Mark 13
The Poor Widow’s Tithe – Mark 12
What is Love? Mark 12
No One Takes This Honor Upon Himself – Mark 10
Carry Your Cross with Humility and Servanthood
A Prudential Judgment on a Liturgical Matter
Your Marriage and Your Salvation are Linked – Mark 10
Cut Temptation Off Before It’s Too Late! – Mark 9
The Commitment of Love Means Suffering – Mark 9
Misunderstanding of Identity – Mark 8
The Egalitarianism of Jesus Christ – Mark 7
Pros and Cons of Tradition – Mark 7
Respect for Human Freedom, and Trust in God – John 6
Solemnity of the Assumption 2021
If There is Spiritual Food, Can There Be Spiritual Starvation? John 6
The Food That Satisfies – John 6
God Always Provides for Our Needs, not Our Wants – John 6
The Lavish Generosity of the Father, and the Mission of the Son – Mark 6
On Prophecy and Contempt for the Prophet – Mark 6
God Did Not Make Death – Mark 5
Amidst Storms, Jesus is With You – Mark 5
The Power of a Seed – Mark 4
The Sequence of Corpus Christi (2021)
The Holy Trinity – 2021
The Most Misunderstood Person of the Trinity – Pentecost 2021
What is Love? John 15
First Communion Mass – John 15
God’s Stones, God’s Children, God’s Sheep – John 10
Divine Mercy 2021 – Mercy vs. Justice
Easter 2021 – Why Should We Believe in the Resurrection
Good Friday 2021
Palm Sunday 2021
The Restoring Love of God – Deacon Wayne Thompson
God is For You, Even When You’re Not For Him – John 3
Jesus Wants to Cleanse Your Temple – John 2
Abraham’s Test, and Ours – Mark 9
Lent – A Journey to the Devout Life
Countering the Cancel Culture with Mercy – Ash Wednesday 2021
The Proof Behind Jesus’ Healing of a Leper – Mark 1
The Christian Perspective on Human Illness, and Some Good News on Covid 19 – Mark 1
Divine Authority, to which Obedience is Due – Mark 1
From Christendom to Apostolic Mission – Mark 1
How to Discern the Call of God – John 1
Let Not Suffering Lead to Division – Baptism of the Lord 2021
Salvation for the Gentiles – Epiphany 2020
Gender Roles and Feminism – Holy Family 2020
Christmas 2020 with the Fathers of the Church
Advent with Mary
In Order to Be What God Intends, We Must First Humbly Admit What We Are Not – Advent Week 3
On Baptism, and the Unifying Role of the Shepherd – Advent Week 2
To Be Near God is My Happiness – Advent Sunday 1
The Important Difference between the Sheep and Goats – Matthew 25
Sins of Omission vs. the Great Commission
How Do We Make Sense of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins? Matthew 25
All Saints Day 2020 – Holiness is Possible!
Be a Sign of God’s Love in the World
A Faithful and Frugal Family
You Will Die, and So Will I – Matthew 22
Fruitfulness in the Vineyard of the Diocese of Helena – Matthew 21
Saved Through Lip Service? – Matthew 21
Laborers for God – Matthew 20
Let Forgiveness Shine in Your Hearts
The Duty of Correction, from a Pastor’s Perspective – Matthew 18
Thinking About Suffering as God Does, Not as Humans Do – Matthew 16
The Miraculous Office of Peter
May All the Peoples Praise You! Matthew 15
Living in the Forth Watch
12 Anxious Men – Matthew 14
Predestined Only for Good Things – Matthew 13
Give Your Strength to Your Servant
The Fate of God’s Seed – Matthew 13
What is the “Yoke” that Jesus Speaks Of? – Matthew 11
Put God First
Do Not Be Afraid, Even in the Midst of Trauma – Matthew 10
The Eucharist as a Measure of Your Standing Before God – Corpus Christi 2020
Who God Is and Is Not – Trinity Sunday 2020
Pentecost 2020 – the Holy Spirit’s Diverse Manifestations
Jesus Ascended because His Mission was Finished
Welcome Them with Our Alleluia
Have You Ever Seen God? John 14
Four Tasks of the Good Shepherd
The Road to Emmaus – An Encounter with Faith
Don’t Forget to Polish the Inside!
The Salt of God’s Love, and the Light of His Truth – Matthew 5
Presentation of the Lord 2020
From One God of the Universe, Comes One Universal Faith -Matt 4
Behold the Lamb of God
Jesus’ Two Births – Baptism of the Lord 2020
You Can Know that God Is By Reason, and Who God is by Revelation – Epiphany 2020
Holy Family 2019 – Some Reflections on Spiritual Fatherhood
Christmas 2019 – the Great Lengths God Goes to Convince Us of His Love
Mary and Joseph’s Visits by Angels and Marriage
Be Joy to the World
The Difference Between Wheat and Chaff – Matthew 3
A Little Prayer this Advent Can Go a Long Way
The Rulers in Christ’s Kingdom – Christ the King 2019
Persevere in Your Faith and Live
Freedom of Conscience Under Attack
Only 10% Sounds Pretty Good!
Friends in Heaven – All Saints Day 2019
Unite Your Heart to God in Prayer
Your Faith Will Save You – Luke 17
A Trusting and Humble Disposition is Best – Luke 17
In the End, Don’t Count on Excuses – Luke 16
Wealth Can Be ‘Honest’ or ‘Dishonest’ – Luke 16
Rejoice and Celebrate – What was Lost is Found

Loving Jesus, Even More than Family Members – Luke 14

The Popularization of Church Gossip and Detraction – Neither Healthy Nor Holy

Hell – Not Just for Nazis and Serial Killers
The Catholic Parish – Family or Franchise?

Build Your Treasure with Faith, Hope and Wisdom

How Did Jesus View Money and Wealth?

The What, Why, and How of Prayer
Will You Choose the Better Part?

Who is the Good Samaritan, and Who is the Man on the Roadside?

Calling New Laborers for the Harvest!
The Inherent Danger of a Temporary Excuse – Luke 9
Traditional or Traditionalist? The Curious Generational Divide in Liturgy Today (Evening Talk Given to Young Adults)
How We Receive Communion Makes a Difference
This Advent, What Are Your Priorities?
Advent Hope
Comments on the Death of Bishop Morlino
Encyclical of Pope Pius XI – Christ the King 2018
Why Christ HAD to Rise, and We as Well – Easter Sunday 2017
Pride Goes Before the Fall – Peter’s Role in the Passion – Good Friday 2017
The Priest is Not His Own – Holy Thursday 2017
The Sacred Silence of the Liturgy – Palm Sunday 2017
Lazarus’ Secret Identity
An Authentic Open-Mindedness is Necessary – John 9
John 4 – the Woman at the Well

Matthew 17 – An Explosion of Revelation in the Economy of Salvation

The Word of God – Our Shield Against Temptation

Matthew 6 – There is Never Cause for Anxiety, but Always for Trust

Matthew 5 – We Must Be “Unusual”

Matthew 5 – the Sermon on the Mount

Glorify God – Become His Light in the World

Either We Strive to be People of the Beatitudes, Or….

Matthew 4 – The Lord is Trustworthy, So Follow Him When He CallChristian Worship Series, Part 5 – the Roman Canon
Christian Worship Series, Part 4 – the Preparatory Rites

Follow Me!

Christian Worship Series, Part 3 – the Liturgy of the Word
Christian Worship Series, Part 2 – True Worship

The Final Insights of St. John – Good Friday 2016
A Radically New Kind of Priesthood – Holy Thursday 2016

Christian Worship Series, Part 1 – the Passover
John 8 – The Woman Caught in Adultery

A Father’s Love

When is the Best Time to Repent?
Two Examples of Faith Tested

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 5 – Does Familiarity with Jesus Breed Contempt?

If I But Touch His Cloak, I Will Be Healed
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 4
Don’t Be Discouraged!
Corpus Christi 2015 – Why Must I Go?

One by Reason, Three by Revelation
One by Reason, Three by Revelation
Holy Spirit, Fill Me with Your Love
A Free Trip to the Eternal City
How Do We Remain in Love?
Remain On the Vine, and You’ll Be Fine
A Shepherd in Sheep’s Clothing
Live Truth – Find Peace
Divine Mercy Academy
Easter 2015 – What of the Shroud?
Holy Thursday – A Few Good Men
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 2
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 1
Reflect Christ, the Key to the Narrow Gate
May I Attend the Wedding?
The New Encyclical, ‘The Light of Faith’
The Sobering Lesson of a Rich Fool
Our Father
The Four Levels of the Spiritual Life
Luke 10 – It’s Very Near to You, You Have Only to Carry It Out
Where Would Jesus Stand on ‘Gay Marriage’?
Soccer Jesus vs The Real Deal
Luke 7, The Christian View of Death
Corpus Christi – What is Transubstantiation?
Deacon Holm – Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2013 – Spirit of Unity
Ascension 2013 – God and the Vertical
John 14, Peace in the Church Through the Holy Spirit
Our Good Shepherd
John 21  Peter Re-established
Divine Mercy Sunday
Easter Sunday
Good Friday
Holy Thursday
Deacon Holm – Make Time for Jesus
Scandal and Hope for the Bride of Christ
A Refresher on Confession
Luke 13, Why Does Evil Exist
Lenten Opportunities
Ash Wednesday 2013
A Critical Moment for Peter – Fr. Francis Fernandez
Catechism Sunday 2 – Anointed, and Prophets
Epiphany 2013
Mary, Mother of God – 2013
Feast of the Holy Family 2012 – On the Nature of Family
Deacon Holm – God, Who is Love, Came to Dwell With Us
Advent – What Should We Do
Advent-Let’s Get out of the City
Catechism Sunday 1 – The Final Things
Is Christ Your King?
Mark 13, End-Time Basics
Mark 12, A Middle Way of Simple Living
The Year of Faith – Loving the Lord with All Our Mind
I Want to See
Single Issue No More
Mark 10, God’s Plan for Marriage or Man’s
Mark 9, A Few Hyperbolic Warnings
Truth vs. the Culture
Seventeen Heroic Men
Mark 7, Priority of the Interior Life, Understanding Change and Tradition
John 6, To Whom Will You Go
John 6, How Can This Man Give Us His Flesh to Eat
John 6, The Most Necessary Food
John 6, The Eucharist Changes Everything

John 6, Trust in Providence
Shepherding and Protecting – A Reflection Upon the Tragedy in Colorado

Mark 6, On Docility and Obedience
Our New Deacon
Religious Liberty Under Attack
Mk 4, 26-34 The Only 2 Ways the Church Grows
Corpus Christi 2012 – How to Receive the Lord

Trinity Sunday 2012 – What Makes Our Faith Unique
Pentecost 2012 – Confirmation and the Seven Gifts
Ascension 2012

John 15, He the Vine, We the Branches
John 10, One Flock, One Savior – Who Can Be Saved
Luke 24, Seeing Christ in the Scriptures
Easter Day 2012 – Christian Joy

Easter Vigil 2012 – The Christian Life
Holy Thursday 2012
Passion Sunday 2012 – Judas and Peter
John 9, Man Born Blind

The Transfiguration – On Spiritual Highs and Lows, Consolation and Desolation
Jesus in the Desert
The Paralytic and 4 Devoted Friends

Violations of Our Religious Liberty
Two Important Catholic Subjects

Abortion, Hope, and Mercy
January 15th – Three Levels of Vocation
Mary, Mother of God
Advent B3 – I Am Not the Christ
Advent B2 – Parousia and Repentance
Advent B1 – Watchfulness in Daily Prayer