14th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 4, 2004

As we were reminded last month, when as a nation we laid him to rest, Ronald Reagan loved to refer to America as a city on the hill. It’s a powerful image – one taken from the Scriptures and he …

Bishop Wenski Homily of the Migration Day Mass

Second Sunday of Lent: Migration Day Mass
March 7, 2004

The theme of today’s Migration Day Mass is “Together on the journey” – an appropriate theme considering the Scriptures we have just heard. Jesus too is on a journey – …

Bishop Wenski Homily at Annual Red Mass

Homily at Annual Red Mass
St Thomas More, Co-Cathedral
Opening of the Legislative Session of State of Florida
March 3, 2004
Tallahasee, Florida

Tonight, at this annual Red Mass, we invoke the help of the Holy Spirit on the work …

Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle C February 1, 2004

If we listened carefully to Jesus’ words in today’s gospel we might be tempted to ask: Why didn’t Jesus quit when he was ahead. At the beginning of the reading, we hear how his hearers “were amazed at the gracious …

Homily of Bishop Thomas Wenski at Mass of Welcome


Salve Regina, Mater Misericoridiae.

We gather in this beautiful shrine dedicated to Mary, Queen of the Universe. On this our patroness’s feast day, we seek her intercession for this local Church of Orlando that today welcomes me as coadjutor …

Homily for Orlando Diocese’s Catholic Teachers


In today’s gospel, Jesus has some harsh words for the teachers of his day – the scribes and the Pharisees. “Blind guides”, he called them. However, if he were here today, I am sure …