we speak, not to please men, but too please God who tests our hearts. (1 TH 2:4)
St. Gregory the Great’s homilies drew massive crowds as they used rich anecdotes and practical metaphors.
God’s positive will: What God wants.
God’s permissive will: What God allows.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received … but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrific, and courage.
— St. Francis
people are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew in me a steadfast spirit.
Discipline & moderation
The preacher is not an apologist, not a professor, not a lecturer. He is a herald, an instrument announcing the salvation that God has decreed for men who accept it.
The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton
Bishop Elect Barron's first homily at our cathedral. So it begins....
This gospel is one of the “great icons of evangelization.” (Mark 7:31-37)
”what you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is not path and leave a trail”