January 26th, 2021 | Season 2 | 20 mins 51 secs
catholic, faith, fear, love, mass, original sin, sin, trust
Trust not fear.
January 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 5 mins 32 secs
Homily for Altar Server Training on 1/16/2021
January 21st, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 secs
cardinal, catholic, faith, prudence, virtue
What is Virtue? What is Prudence and Why Does it Matter?
January 20th, 2021 | Season 2 | 18 mins 7 secs
You are called by name, and God calls you to call others by name.
January 13th, 2021 | Season 2 | 13 mins 11 secs
adore, catholic, epiphany, faith, find, mass, seek, show, worship
Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord - Seeking you will find, finding you worship, worship transforms you to show others who are seeking.
January 12th, 2021 | Season 2 | 13 mins 28 secs
catholic, christmas, faith, mass, revelation, word
Learning is a new language is a tremendously difficult undertaking. A. Through his Word and out of his great goodness, all things came into being. This means that all creation speaks, so to speak, of the Creator. The invisible and visible creation all points to the goodness of the creator. God is speaking to us; creation, the prophets, the law and in a sense all things are the voice he uses to reveal himself. This is what the letter to the Hebrews speaks of today: “In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets” When the Word becomes flesh, when he Robes himself with human nature, there can be no greater self-revelation.
January 11th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 33 mins
discernment, prudence, vocations
Cathedral and Diocese of Austin Seminarian Mike Keathley shares from a Thomistic perspective what discernment of vocation means. Desire, prudence, and the philosophy of the human person are discussed.
January 10th, 2021 | Season 2 | 12 mins 56 secs
christmas, christmas eve
The genealogy and the that we just heard tells us something about the one whose birth we celebrate in splendor tonight. The one whom we celebrate today is long awaited. The genealogy also includes a wide mixture of great saints and great sinners and people in between. B. The radical claim of Christianity is that the Word who spoke creation into being became a Baby who could not speak a word. God becomes incarnate. He takes on flesh and blood. He takes on a human mind and a human will. He assumes humanity to himself. He became like us in all things but sin.
December 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 13 mins 48 secs
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Are you ready? Are you prepared? Essentially, when we say we are prepared, we are saying that we are equal to the challenge which will come. But the thing is that we often do not know what the challenges will be before we face them. Mary teaches us that though we may not be able to be completely prepared, we can say yes. As a child trusts that his parents are there for him and will provide what he needs, so also, we must recognize that God is always working for the good of those who love him – even when we do not know how. This is called faith and it is an essential aspect, perhaps the most fundamental aspect of our waiting as Christians. Together moved by our faith we joyfully wait together with eyes fixed on heaven because we need a heavenly savior. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
December 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 12 mins 54 secs
advent, b, gaudete, joy, love, peace
We face difficult times. All of this can cause us to also reject that it is possible for us to rejoice at all times. But as Christians, this attitude comes with a problem. Saint Paul commanded us in the second reading to "Live always joyful, pray without ceasing, give thanks on every occasion." Brothers and sisters, how can we rejoice like Saint Paul?
December 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins 4 secs
advent, ef, of
We do not get to choose whether or even how long we wait, but we do get to choose how we wait. We wait because we are human; but how we wait determines whether we flourish or fail as human persons. How do we wait? We wait together. We wait for salvation, not so much as individuals, but in communion with one another.
November 9th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 26 secs
catholic, faith, mass, prudent, virtue
Everyone wants to be generous, but many times we fail to act generously. How do we decide how to be generous? We need prudence to be able to make decisions about the best way to be generous. Prudence is the virtue directed towards choosing the means towards happiness. But here’s the thing: for us as Christians, prudence must consider an eternal perspective. We are not made for merely natural flourishing, but eternity with heaven. In the end, all the material things will fall away. The material has a place, but it is not everything. In the end, the material things, even honor, prestige, and all the things we fear losing in this world will evaporate. The things will not matter in themselves but only how we used them or failed to use them in service to their more excellent end – charity towards God and our neighbor. In the twilight of our lives, says St. John of the Cross, we will be judged by our love
October 19th, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins
catholic, disagreement, elections, faith, justice, mass, politics, prudence, state
Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God (Mt 22:21)
October 11th, 2020 | Season 2 | 14 mins 26 secs
catholic, faith, heaven, hell, king, love, mass, wedding
To be disregarded or despised is a painful experience for us human beings. Have you considered that God, in creating free persons, opened himself to being despised and disregarded? From the beginning, he opened himself to the possibility of being despised and disregarded. The Cross is God’s answer to this. It comes down to this: will let him love us? Will we accept his gift or spurn it? He loves you. Will you disregard him, despise him, or will you receive him and be saved?
September 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 12 mins 20 secs
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Our false image of God can get in the way of completely receiving his mercy. When that happens often desperately grasp after other things in order to try and earn our way to heaven. This grasping, which is sin, harms us and harms others. It will cause us to lose the joy that we should have as Christians.
September 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 9 mins 55 secs
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¿Porque un discípulo tiene que amar a su prójimo? Esta homilía fue dada en la ocasión del Bautismo, Confirmación, y Primer Comunión de dos niños de nuestra comunidad.