Love the Lord Your God – October 2021

“Therefore you shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.”

Deuteronomy 6:6


My Sisters and Brothers …

Synodality – October 2021

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help
Hebrews 4:16

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God’s Spirit would rest upon …

All things are possible for God – October 2021

All things are possible for God.
Mark 10:27

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

When Jesus walked this earth, wealth was considered a sign of God’s favor, God’s blessing.  Yet, Jesus came to undo what man had made to point …

Priests’ serve the Lord – September 2021

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord
through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.

Gal 6:14

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The priests of the Diocese of Orlando …

Be Opened – September 2021

Ephphatha!”— that is, “Be opened!”
Mark 7:34

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Once a gentleman wrote to me complaining about his pastor. He said that the pastor spoke about Scripture in his homily and that Scripture is …

Choose God – August 2021

As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Who do you serve? Every day this question is posed to us as we arise and as we ready ourselves for …

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

The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us – July 2021

The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of

God’s Law is Freedom – July 2021

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor.

Luke 4:18

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

To whom did Christ send us to bring glad tidings to the poor? …

Do you not have faith? – June 2021

“Do you not yet have faith?
Mark 4:40


My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

I prepare this column for your reading as Father’s Day approaches. It is a perfect time to pray about our relationship with God the …