This time of Lent that connects back to the earliest days of the Church is a time for spiritual discipline and training. We pray, fast and give alms in order to prepare ourselves for the Easter feast. Read the Gospel (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) and the complete transcript:
When Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth, he is greeted with enthusiasm which quickly turns to jealousy and suspicion. Fr. Michael suggests that we not fall into the trap of assuming that those we know cannot change. Read the Gospel and Homily Transcript:
The sower abundantly scatters the seed but we must ask ourselves: Have we hardened our hearts like the dirt path? Are we rocky soil that can start life but not sustain it or have we opened ourselves to God’s love and purpose?
Fr. Michael shares a homily from Pope Francis commemorating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. At the end, Fr. Michael shares a beautiful painting by Holly Schapker entitled: Our Lady of the Way and his poem of the same name.
As we approach the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, Fr. Michael looks into the realities of abortion within our country and urges us to embrace a pro-life ethic that values life from conception to natural death. Further, we are called to more than marches and protests. We are called to support those women faced…
Enter into the Nativity scene with Fr. Michael through contemplative prayer of the Rosary. Missed Episode 1 or Episode 2?
Watch as Fr. Michael dramatizes the Nativity story from the Gospel of Matthew and then describes his own struggle with an unwanted reality and difficult circumstance leading to his resignation from the retreat ministry. The story concludes with another dramatization, that of Joseph dreaming and the Angel calming his fears. Full Episode Teaser
Watch Fr. Michael preach and lead intercessory prayers during Eucharistic Adoration in the December 2017 episode of the Night Vigil from Shalom World TV. The program is hosted by Dr. Graziano Marcheschi of Shalom World with music provided by Garrett Fosco, Christine Perenchio, and Grzegorz Lapa. The following is a quick outline of the full…
God is generous to us because He loves us first. Love leads to generosity. Fr. Michael reminds us to keep that in perspective this Advent and Christmas season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Read the transcript: Love and Generosity – Transcript
In today’s powerful homily, Fr. Michael takes Jesus’ message about persecution and applies it to our world today. Christians are persecuted, oppressed and even killed for their belief in Jesus and His values. Disturbingly, the most oppressed Christians are in the Holy Land but the recent Mass shooting at a church in Texas shows that…