Teach Your Children – August 2021

And be kind to one another, compassionate,
forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,
as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us

St. Philip Phan Van Minh – November 2007

In today’s gospel, Jesus tells Zacchaeus:  “Come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”  Today, we dedicate this church building in memory of St. Phillip and the other martyrs of Vietnam.  God will live with his people …

Sisters’ Jubilee Mass – November 2007

“The one who humbles himself will be exalted.”  Today we honor the jubilarians among the religious sisters who worked here in the Diocese of Orlando.  In doing so, we recognize their humble service and join them in thanking God for …

Charismatic Conference – October 28, 2007

Halloween is near.  And perhaps it is a commentary on the nature of our culture that Halloween is celebrated by adults now as much as, if not more so, than by children.

In fact, I saw on TV news the …

Catholic Schools – October 2007

I am very happy to be here again with you.  This got on my calendar a bit later – and so because I had already committed to celebrating Mass later today with our priests who are on retreat at San …

Blue Mass – September 2007

Today we welcome all of you once again to this annual observance of our Diocesan “Blue Mass”. Celebrated in many dioceses across the country since the 1930’s, this Mass honors the “men and women in blue”; but we honor not …

Priest Convocation – September 2007

There’s the story about a bishop – let’s say his name is John – who one day called in one of his priests for correction because of a bit of liturgical innovation.

It seems that the good priest instead of …