Break Open The Word



Then they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?" Luke 24:32


  • 2nd Sunday of Easter Homily


    Click here to listen. Do you have doubts and questions in your heart? Do you doubt that good things will ever come to you? Do you feel sad and distressed that in your Catholic faith you’re not as readily believing and trusting as that person next to you in the pew? Do you doubt that […]

  • Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Homily


    Click here to listen. The Passion Narrative shows different groups of people that Jesus encounters as he carries his cross. There is the crowd that sing, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” A few days later, they are shouting at the top of their lungs, “Crucify him. Crucify him!” There is […]

  • 4th Sunday of Lent Homily


    Click here to listen. In today’s second reading, St. Paul says, “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works […]

  • 2nd Sunday of Lent Homily


    The second Sunday of Lent in which we read about the Transfiguration of Jesus is very special to me, because it gives us hope, because it encourages us and makes us want to press forward regardless of how crappy we sometimes feel about everything in our lives, because it reminds us there’s glory awaiting for […]

  • 1st Sunday of Lent Homily


    Every first Sunday of Lent, the devil makes his annual visit to our Catholic parishes. The gospel reading narrates Satan tempting Jesus in the desert. Even the Son of God is not exempt from temptations. The devil represents our constant struggles and failures. His presence in the gospel reading forces us to look at our […]

  • 7th Sunday Homily


    When everything seems lost, when everything seems hopeless, where there is so much uncertainty in your future, when you are about to give up and give in, when you seem paralyzed by what is going on in your life, you can be rest assured that you are not alone, that whatever struggle and hurt you are experiencing in your […]

  • Sunday Homilies


    • 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Community is the Heart of the Matter Mother Teresa once said that the worst feeling in the world is being unloved. The scripture readings for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time challenges us to be a community that brings in and welcomes back everyone who feels excluded, isolated, or […]