Today’s sermon is about fortitude as we prepare for Pentecost. If you’re listening on the blog, please consider joining and ranking me on iTunes so you have my sermons to go! You can find a free subscription to my sermons here on iTunes at this link here on my blog.
Tonight's podcast is from the Traditional Latin Mass for the Supper of the Lord (Cena Domini.) This sermon is about the connection between the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Priesthood, and why Jesus transfers His suffering and leadership to His priests. We will see that both the leadership and the suffering of priests are for the life of the world.
Passion Sunday and the Blood of Jesus Christ in the Holy Mass.
This is a talk I gave to the North Shore Latin Mass Society. It considers the historical, mystical and theological perspectives of the five sorrows of the Rosary.
Here's a song I wrote in seminary about the Passion of Jesus Christ. Lyrics here You’re in the garden, thinking of me. Blood falls like water, so I could be free. Taken in the night, for the sins of my flesh. Those were my chains, Lord, on your chest. Jesus….You love me more…than I could imagine I adore…Your Sacred Heart…silent before me. Stretched a the pole with blood in your eyes. Skin torn to pieces so that I might rise...Whips start smashing, what do you see? Your mother and me Lord, looking to thee... Jesus….You love me more…than I could imagine I adore…Your Sacred Heart…silent before me. ‘Forgive them [...]
Like most kids growing up in Denver in the 1980s, the only thing that could slow me down was sickness or a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. My brother and sister and I were always spellbound. We didn't like to re-watch most movies, but his we could watch over and over and over. Spielberg, clearly Jewish by his name, had a better mystical understanding of the Old and New Testament than many Catholics. For example, I don't remember a single homily growing up on worthy reception of Holy Communion as the Apostle Paul warns the lukewarm Corinthians: Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty [...]