Beloved: A Column by The Late Bishop Thomas Grady

From the snowy peak of Mount Herman, the Jordan river falls down to the Sea of Galilee. South from the Sea of Galilee the river falls and falls, twisting and turning through matted jungle, muddy and brown, until it falls …

Gift of the Spirit – May 2024

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

With the celebration of Pentecost Sunday, we come to the end of the season of Easter. Originally a Jewish pilgrimage festival, Pentecost (the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot)) comes seven weeks after the cutting of …

Ordination to the Priesthood – 2024

I welcome you to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. We are here today in thanksgiving to God for our brothers, Deacon Michael Batista and Deacon Phillip Mills who are to be ordained to …

The power of the Sacraments – May 2024

My Sister and Brothers in Christ:

We continue to hear how to be formed and live through the proclamation of Scripture this holy season of Easter. We learn how the disparate and scattered people gather in the Name of Jesus …

Love is a noun and a verb – April 2024

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

The Acts of the Apostles describe the life of the disciples after Jesus died and is resurrected. As they become one community of faith, they also share confusion and discouragement. They question what happened …

Chrism Mass Homily 2024

Today’s headlines portray our world as chaotic, filled with confusion and violence, wars and famines, disorder, and fear. Some people are searching for hope and answers. Science and artificial intelligence may have the answers to our problems. Other ask where …

Jesus never leaves us

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

We make ready for Holy Week, a time to walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the Way of the Cross. It is a time for our most sincere reflection of who …