The Eucharist (Aug 18, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Transubstantiation. It’s a ten dollar word some of us may be familiar with, some of us may know very well, or some of us may have never heard of and think is just as crazy as consubstantial in the creed. But transubstantiation is one of the most important words…

Spiritual Readings (July 21, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As much as I wrote last week about reading good fiction, I can’t help but follow with a reflection on how important it is to read good non-fiction as well. One thing I’ve discovered, especially working with young people, is that we are all so caught up with technology…

Summer Reads (July 14, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Summer can be a great time to catch up on some reading. Whether we’re at the beach, on an airplane, or just relaxing at home, it’s the perfect time to kick back with a good book. Sadly with the internet and television today, reading has fallen from popularity, but…

Independence Day Weekend (July 7, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Independence Day weekend! This week we celebrated in a special way the founding moment of our nation. We think back to the sacrifices of the founding fathers and all those who fought to make America one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We celebrate…

One Year! (June 30, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s hard to believe, but as of June 29th it will be exactly one year since my arrival here at Notre Dame. Time flies when you’re having fun! If I may begin with a word of gratitude above all, as I have said so many times, it has been…

Corpus Christi (June 23, 2019)

If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion. -St. Maximilian Kolbe Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.…

Happy Pentecost

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Pentecost! On this beautiful day we celebrate that moment when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the first disciples. We celebrate that moment when the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire upon the disciples and gave them the courage and the strength to go out and…