If There is Spiritual Food, Can There Be Spiritual Starvation? John 6
The Food That Satisfies – John 6
God Always Provides for Our Needs, not Our Wants – John 6
The Lavish Generosity of the Father, and the Mission of the Son – Mark 6
On Prophecy and Contempt for the Prophet – Mark 6
God Did Not Make Death – Mark 5
Amidst Storms, Jesus is With You – Mark 5
The Power of a Seed – Mark 4
The Sequence of Corpus Christi (2021)
The Holy Trinity – 2021
The Most Misunderstood Person of the Trinity – Pentecost 2021
What is Love? John 15
First Communion Mass – John 15
God’s Stones, God’s Children, God’s Sheep – John 10
Divine Mercy 2021 – Mercy vs. Justice
Easter 2021 – Why Should We Believe in the Resurrection
Good Friday 2021
Palm Sunday 2021
The Restoring Love of God – Deacon Wayne Thompson
God is For You, Even When You’re Not For Him – John 3
Jesus Wants to Cleanse Your Temple – John 2
Abraham’s Test, and Ours – Mark 9
Lent – A Journey to the Devout Life
Countering the Cancel Culture with Mercy – Ash Wednesday 2021
The Proof Behind Jesus’ Healing of a Leper – Mark 1
The Christian Perspective on Human Illness, and Some Good News on Covid 19 – Mark 1
Divine Authority, to which Obedience is Due – Mark 1
From Christendom to Apostolic Mission – Mark 1
How to Discern the Call of God – John 1
Let Not Suffering Lead to Division – Baptism of the Lord 2021
Salvation for the Gentiles – Epiphany 2020
Gender Roles and Feminism – Holy Family 2020
Christmas 2020 with the Fathers of the Church
Advent with Mary
In Order to Be What God Intends, We Must First Humbly Admit What We Are Not – Advent Week 3
On Baptism, and the Unifying Role of the Shepherd – Advent Week 2
To Be Near God is My Happiness – Advent Sunday 1
The Important Difference between the Sheep and Goats – Matthew 25
Sins of Omission vs. the Great Commission
How Do We Make Sense of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins? Matthew 25
All Saints Day 2020 – Holiness is Possible!
Be a Sign of God’s Love in the World
A Faithful and Frugal Family
You Will Die, and So Will I – Matthew 22
Fruitfulness in the Vineyard of the Diocese of Helena – Matthew 21
Saved Through Lip Service? – Matthew 21
Laborers for God – Matthew 20
Let Forgiveness Shine in Your Hearts
The Duty of Correction, from a Pastor’s Perspective – Matthew 18
Thinking About Suffering as God Does, Not as Humans Do – Matthew 16
The Miraculous Office of Peter
May All the Peoples Praise You! Matthew 15
Living in the Forth Watch
12 Anxious Men – Matthew 14
Predestined Only for Good Things – Matthew 13
Give Your Strength to Your Servant
The Fate of God’s Seed – Matthew 13
What is the “Yoke” that Jesus Speaks Of? – Matthew 11
Put God First
Do Not Be Afraid, Even in the Midst of Trauma – Matthew 10
The Eucharist as a Measure of Your Standing Before God – Corpus Christi 2020
Who God Is and Is Not – Trinity Sunday 2020
Pentecost 2020 – the Holy Spirit’s Diverse Manifestations
Jesus Ascended because His Mission was Finished
Welcome Them with Our Alleluia
Have You Ever Seen God? John 14
Four Tasks of the Good Shepherd
The Road to Emmaus – An Encounter with Faith
Good from Evil – Divine Mercy Sunday 2020
The Resurrection, Defended – Easter 2020
Jesus’ True Identity Revealed – Good Friday 2020
Any Urgent State of Affairs – Holy Thursday 2020
March 29 Sunday Readings and Homily
Readings and Homily – 4th Sunday of Lent
Abide in God’s Grace
Matthew 17 – Spiritual Highs and Lows
On Temptation, a Confusing Subject
Violence Neither to Others nor Ourselves – on Suicide
Don’t Forget to Polish the Inside!
The Salt of God’s Love, and the Light of His Truth – Matthew 5
Presentation of the Lord 2020
From One God of the Universe, Comes One Universal Faith -Matt 4
Behold the Lamb of God
Jesus’ Two Births – Baptism of the Lord 2020
You Can Know that God Is By Reason, and Who God is by Revelation – Epiphany 2020
Holy Family 2019 – Some Reflections on Spiritual Fatherhood
Christmas 2019 – the Great Lengths God Goes to Convince Us of His Love
Mary and Joseph’s Visits by Angels and Marriage
Be Joy to the World
The Difference Between Wheat and Chaff – Matthew 3
A Little Prayer this Advent Can Go a Long Way
The Rulers in Christ’s Kingdom – Christ the King 2019
Persevere in Your Faith and Live
Freedom of Conscience Under Attack
Only 10% Sounds Pretty Good!
Friends in Heaven – All Saints Day 2019
Unite Your Heart to God in Prayer
Your Faith Will Save You – Luke 17
A Trusting and Humble Disposition is Best – Luke 17
In the End, Don’t Count on Excuses – Luke 16
Wealth Can Be ‘Honest’ or ‘Dishonest’ – Luke 16
Rejoice and Celebrate – What was Lost is Found
Loving Jesus, Even More than Family Members – Luke 14
The Popularization of Church Gossip and Detraction – Neither Healthy Nor Holy
Hell – Not Just for Nazis and Serial Killers
The Catholic Parish – Family or Franchise?
Build Your Treasure with Faith, Hope and Wisdom
How Did Jesus View Money and Wealth?
The What, Why, and How of Prayer
Will You Choose the Better Part?
Who is the Good Samaritan, and Who is the Man on the Roadside?
Calling New Laborers for the Harvest!
The Inherent Danger of a Temporary Excuse – Luke 9
Traditional or Traditionalist? The Curious Generational Divide in Liturgy Today (Evening Talk Given to Young Adults)
How We Receive Communion Makes a Difference
Unity in the Trinity
The Wonderful (and Attractive!) Blessings of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost 2019
Why Did Jesus Conclude His Mission by an Ascension into the Sky, of All Things? – Ascension 2019
Jesus Built His Church on Apostolic Foundations
The Standard of Love in the New Covenant – John 14
Lead Me to Life-Giving Waters
Peter’s Reconciliation with Jesus – John 21
The Benefit – and Obligation – of a Catholic Education
Act With Your End in Mind – Easter 2019
Five Characters in the Drama of Our Lord’s Passion – Good Friday 2019
Why the Priesthood is Essential – Holy Thursday 2019
What Wondrous Love is This
The Father is More Merciful Than You Can Imagine – Luke 15
Visit of the Relic of St. John Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart
Jesus the Gardener – Luke 13
The Cross Leads to Salvation
Not Only Can the Devil Tempt, He Can Also Quote Scripture! – Luke 4
To Bear Good Fruit Rather Than Bad, We Must Understand Virtue and Vice – Luke 6
Jesus says, Stop Judging! But Stop Judging What?
Does the Dogma Speak Loudly in You?
The Unexpected Call to the Priesthood
Luke 4 – Contempt for the Prophet
Fulfillment, a Key Theme of Jesus
A Wedding Within a Wedding
A Few Questions About Jesus’ Baptism
A Universal Religion for Universal Desires – Epiphany 2019
A Cry for Help, and a Mother’s Intervention – January 1, 2019
Holy Family 2018 – Why Does the Family Exist?
Christmas 2018 – God’s Ways are Often Very Small
Mary, Ark of the New Covenant, Dwelling Place of God Most High
Worthy Charities for Advent Giving
This Advent, What Are Your Priorities?
Comments on the Death of Bishop Morlino
Encyclical of Pope Pius XI – Christ the King 2018
Mark 13 – Prophecies of the End Times, their Fulfillment in Jerusalem, and the Early Christian Response
Mark 12 – the Poor Widow’s Contribution, and Why it was Truly Profound
The Greatest Commandment
Four Essentials for Sainthood – All Saints Day 2018
Seeing with Divine Sight – Mark 10
Mark 10 – Jesus’ Priesthood Which We Share
Mark 10 – the Danger of Wealth
the Theology of the Body
Your Part in the Body of Christ
Mark 9 – On Putting Children First
Mark 8 – the Unavoidable Cross
State of the Parish 2018
Lift Up Your Hearts to the Lord
On Recent Scandalous News, and Our Response
The Benefits of Holy Communion, by St. John Vianney
Our 35th Anniversary
Stay Attached to Christ, the True Vine
Jesus, Our Good Shepherd
Luke 24 – Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins
Communion Now = Communion Later
The Manna of the Messiah
Psalm 23, Fulfilled
St. Augustine on Pastors
Mark 6 – Anointing of the Sick
Mark 6 – On Prophecy, Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters, and Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh
Reach to Jesus in Faith, Receive New Life
Of Marriage and Martyrdom
From Cultural Catholicism to Forming Intentional Disciples
The Creation of the World, Man, and Evolution
Christ is Truly Present, Fall Down and Adore – Corpus Christi 2018
Early Trinitarian Heresies – Trinity Sunday 2018
A Simple Way to Understand the Holy Spirit – Pentecost 2018
Knowledge of Jesus’ Revelation Depends Upon This – Ascension 2018
Divine Mercy For You
Easter 2018 – the Unique Gifts of Jesus’ Resurrection
Holy Thursday 2018 – the Apostolic Ministry
Palm Sunday 2018 – Jesus Understands our Suffering
John 12 – to Love is to Suffer
John 3 – Babylon or Jerusalem?
Lent: Temple Cleaning Time
What’s the Significance of Abraham and Isaac?
How to Go to Confession
Mark 1 – How Jesus and His Church Changed Healthcare
For This Purpose Have I Come
Mark 1 – the Issue of Authority, and the Evangelical Counsels
Mark 1 – Abandon Your Nets
John 1 – What Are You Looking For?
Come, Let Us Adore Him! – Epiphany 2018
What is the Family? – Feast of the Holy Family 2017
The Face of the Imageless God – Christmas 2017
Jesus, the New David
In Humility, John Admitted What He Was Not
Some Advent Suggestions to Prepare Christ’s Way 2017
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2017
What I Say to You, I Say to All – Watch!
Christ the King is Now Disguised in the Lowly
Matthew 25 – the Privileged Duty of Married Couples
Matthew 25 – St. Augustine on the Wise and Foolish Virgins
Sharing in the Priesthood of Christ
All Saints Day 2017 – a Simple Way to Understand Sanctity
Matthew 22 – the New Law is Love
Matthew 22 – Do I Owe God any Taxes?
Matthew 22 – Innocent Victim, or Disrespectful Ingrate?
Matthew 21 – What is the “Fruit” that God desires?
Matthew 20 – a Parable of Hope and Generosity
Matthew 18 – Some Advice on Forgiveness
Matthew 18 – Jesus’ Nuclear Option: Excommunication
the Gospel of Suffering
Matthew 15 – A Risk Worth Taking
Matthew 14 – Stay in the Boat
It is Good that We Are Here
Matthew 13 – The Gospel, the Treasure of God’s Wisdom
Matthew 13 – A Caution, Lest We Be Pulled Up as Weeds
Matthew 13 – Three Aids to Spiritual Growth
Matthew 11 – Modern-day Romans need Jesus Too
Christ, the Source of Authentic Love
Matthew 10 – There is Only One Remedy for Fallen Humanity
Corpus Christi 2017
A Trinity of Love
Kindle in Us the Fire of Your Love!
We are here to Know, Love, and Serve Him – Ascension 2017
John 14 – Love and Law are Not Opposed
John 14 – the Deaconate and the Priesthood
Jesus, the Good Shepherd
Luke 24 – What is the Eucharist, if not Sacrifice?
Confession is Not an Option – Divine Mercy 2017
Why Christ HAD to Rise, and We as Well – Easter Sunday 2017
Pride Goes Before the Fall – Peter’s Role in the Passion – Good Friday 2017
The Priest is Not His Own – Holy Thursday 2017
The Sacred Silence of the Liturgy – Palm Sunday 2017
Lazarus’ Secret Identity
An Authentic Open-Mindedness is Necessary – John 9
John 4 – the Woman at the Well
Matthew 17 – An Explosion of Revelation in the Economy of Salvation
The Word of God – Our Shield Against Temptation
Matthew 6 – There is Never Cause for Anxiety, but Always for Trust
Matthew 5 – We Must Be “Unusual”
Matthew 5 – the Sermon on the Mount
Glorify God – Become His Light in the World
Either We Strive to be People of the Beatitudes, Or….
Matthew 4 – The Lord is Trustworthy, So Follow Him When He Calls
John 2 – Behold the Lamb of God
Epiphany 2016 – Whom Do the Magi Symbolize?
May It Be Done to Me According to Your Word
St. Joseph, Man of Decisive Action
Matthew 11 – John’s Doubts, and Ours
Immaculate Conception 2016 – Mary’s Hidden Suffering
Repent, and Find True Love Again
Truly, We Do Not Know on Which Day Our Lord Will Come
Christ the King 2016
Luke 21 – “You Will Be Persecuted” – Our Response
Life Before Me, Death Behind Me
Luke 19 – Zacchaeus’ Humility leads to his Salvation
Luke 18 – The Contrast Between Two Men at Prayer
Seeds of Injustice Bear Election-Year Weeds
Tithing as a Way of Saying Thanks
Respond with Faith
Prepare to be Audited
the Prodigal Parishioner
Disciple for Our Time – St. Teresa
Luke 14 – A Christian’s Response to the Poor
Luke 13 – Will Only a Few People Be Saved?
1968 – a Prophet Rejected, a Household Divided
Am I a “Faithful Catholic”?
Luke 12 – a Rich Fool and a Good Lesson
Luke 10 – At Jesus’ Feet
Who is the Good Samaritan?
What Can You Do for Your Country? Live Your Faith.
Luke 7 – Young Men, Now is Your Church’s Hour of Need
Luke 7 – the Gamble of Eternal Salvation
Luke 7 – Are You a ‘Simon’ or a ‘Mary’?
God is Present in Our Suffering
Christian Worship Series, Part 9 – History of the Roman Rite, 4 of 4
Christian Worship Series, Part 8 – History of the Roman Rite, 3 of 4
Christian Worship Series, Part 7 – History of the Roman Rite, 2 of 4
Christian Worship Series, Part 6 – History of the Roman Rite, 1 of 4
Keeping It Simple
Christian Worship Series, Part 5 – the Roman Canon
Christian Worship Series, Part 4 – the Preparatory Rites
Christian Worship Series, Part 3 – the Liturgy of the Word
Christian Worship Series, Part 2 – True Worship
The Final Insights of St. John – Good Friday 2016
A Radically New Kind of Priesthood – Holy Thursday 2016
Christian Worship Series, Part 1 – the Passover
John 8 – The Woman Caught in Adultery
A Father’s Love
When is the Best Time to Repent?
Two Examples of Faith Tested
The Temptation of Christ through the eyes of Pope Benedict XVI
Simon’s Fear of the Lord – Luke 5
How Will You Answer His Call?
The Lord is Trustworthy, Giving Wisdom to the Simple
The Father’s Blessing
The Faith of the Magi
The World’s First Love (Jan 1, 2016)
Solemnity of the Holy Family
Christmas 2015 – God at Home With Us
Mary, Ark of the New Covenant
Gaudete Sunday 2015
An Extraordinary Year of Mercy
Does the Kingdom of Christ Live in You?
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 14 – They Saw the Son of Man Coming in the Clouds
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 13 – The Poor Widow
A Man of the Beatitudes (All Saints Day 2015)
Take Courage, Get Up – He is Calling You!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 12 – Twelve Ambitious Men
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 11 – the Evangelical Counsels
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 10 – What is Marriage?
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 9 – If Your Wealth Causes You to Sin…Pope Francis’ Call for Economic Justice
Make Time to Serve
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 8 – God Forbid It!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 7 – Be Opened!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 6 – Is Jesus Against Tradition?
John 6 – Master, I Come to You, the Bread of Life
John 6 – The Key to Understanding
John 6 – The Gift of Being Drawn
John 6 – Satisfaction for the Hungry Heart
John 6 – Recline, and Let Christ Do the Multiplying
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 5 – Does Familiarity with Jesus Breed Contempt?
If I But Touch His Cloak, I Will Be Healed
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 4
Don’t Be Discouraged!
Corpus Christi 2015 – Why Must I Go?
One by Reason, Three by Revelation
Holy Spirit, Fill Me with Your Love
A Free Trip to the Eternal City
How Do We Remain in Love?
Remain On the Vine, and You’ll Be Fine
A Shepherd in Sheep’s Clothing
Live Truth – Find Peace
Divine Mercy Academy
Easter 2015 – What of the Shroud?
Holy Thursday – A Few Good Men
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 2
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 1
See Jesus When You Serve Others
Your Savior Is Not Against You!
The Cleansing of the Temple – You!
Abraham’s Heroic Trust
Lent – How’s Your Covenant with Christ?
Ash Wednesday 2015
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 3
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 2
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 1
Answer Your Call to be Fishers of Men
How Do You Know if God is Calling You?
Principles of Discernment for a Special Calling (Printable Word Document)
Two Joshuas at the Jordan
What Was the “Star” of Bethlehem?
The Greatest Spiritual Gift – the Holy Family
Christmas 2014 – Who Was That Child?
A Remarkable Annoucement, A Remarkable Response
You Might Not Realize Who You Actually Are
Ours is a Baptism of Repentance
Be on the Right Side of Life – Follow Christ the King
A Little Dating Advice
The Dedication of a Church and a Symbol
All Souls Day – Purgatory Explained
Love GOD, and Share His Truth
The Family, the First Vineyard
Four Lessons from the Vineyard
The Genius of the Cross
A Warning to the Watchman
The Few, the Proud, the Disciples!
The Office of Peter
A House of Prayer for All Peoples
Stay in the Boat!
A Boulder Marks the Spot
The Pearl of Great Price
Matt 13 – A Church of Wheat and Weeds, Saints and Sinners
Matt 13 – The Sower and the Seed
God – Father or Mother?
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – Are Things Really That Different?
The True Presence, Food for the Life of the World
A Simple Way to Understand the Trinity
Evangelization Series, Part 5
Evangelization Series, Part 4
If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
Evangelization Series, Part 3
Evangelization Series, Part 2
Evangelization Series, Part 1
Divine Mercy and Our 2 New Saints
Easter 2014 – The Resurrection Affirms the Meaning of Life
Holy Thursday – My Vocation Story
The Mass Explained, Part 5
The Mass Explained, Part 4
See With the Eyes of the Heart
The Mass Explained, Part 3
The Mass Explained, Part 2
The Mass Explained, Part 1
Ash Wednesday 2014 – Temperance, the Miracle Virtue
No Need to Worry!
I Forgive You
Want to Be Happy?
If You’re a Christian, You Must be Different
The Humble Presentation of the Lord
The Call to Discipleship
John the Baptist as Priestly Prototype
The Baptism of the Lord, and Yours
Pope Francis’ Call to “Get Out There!”
The Father’s Role in the Family – Feast of the Holy Family 2013
An Authentic Christmas Focus
The Secret to Achieving Joy
Respect Has to Come First
Throw Off the Comfort of Sin
Christ the King – Our Light of Faith
If Anyone is Unwilling to Work, Neither Should He Eat
Luke 20 – Marriage in Heaven, and Persecution on Earth
Humble Your Heart – Receive God’s Grace
On Our Sin and Woundedness – Jesus, Have Pity on Us!
What is Faith, Anyway?
Do You Hear the Cry of the Poor?
Jesus’ Warnings About Wealth
Why Are So Many Sheep and Coins Going Missing?
A Few Thoughts on Pride and Humility
Reflect Christ, the Key to the Narrow Gate
May I Attend the Wedding?
The New Encyclical, ‘The Light of Faith’
The Sobering Lesson of a Rich Fool
The Four Levels of the Spiritual Life
Luke 10 – It’s Very Near to You, You Have Only to Carry It Out
Where Would Jesus Stand on ‘Gay Marriage’?
Soccer Jesus vs The Real Deal
Luke 7, The Christian View of Death
Corpus Christi – What is Transubstantiation?
Deacon Holm – Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2013 – Spirit of Unity
Ascension 2013 – God and the Vertical
John 14, Peace in the Church Through the Holy Spirit
Our Good Shepherd
John 21 Peter Re-established
Divine Mercy Sunday
Deacon Holm – Make Time for Jesus
Scandal and Hope for the Bride of Christ
A Refresher on Confession
Luke 13, Why Does Evil Exist
Ash Wednesday 2013
A Critical Moment for Peter – Fr. Francis Fernandez
Catechism Sunday 2 – Anointed, and Prophets
Mary, Mother of God – 2013
Feast of the Holy Family 2012 – On the Nature of Family
Deacon Holm – God, Who is Love, Came to Dwell With Us
Advent – What Should We Do
Advent-Let’s Get out of the City
Catechism Sunday 1 – The Final Things
Is Christ Your King?
Mark 13, End-Time Basics
Mark 12, A Middle Way of Simple Living
The Year of Faith – Loving the Lord with All Our Mind
I Want to See
Single Issue No More
Mark 10, God’s Plan for Marriage or Man’s
Mark 9, A Few Hyperbolic Warnings
Truth vs. the Culture
Seventeen Heroic Men
Mark 7, Priority of the Interior Life, Understanding Change and Tradition
John 6, To Whom Will You Go
John 6, How Can This Man Give Us His Flesh to Eat
John 6, The Most Necessary Food
John 6, The Eucharist Changes Everything
John 6, Trust in Providence
Shepherding and Protecting – A Reflection Upon the Tragedy in Colorado
Mark 6, On Docility and Obedience
Our New Deacon
Religious Liberty Under Attack
Mk 4, 26-34 The Only 2 Ways the Church Grows
Corpus Christi 2012 – How to Receive the Lord
Trinity Sunday 2012 – What Makes Our Faith Unique
Pentecost 2012 – Confirmation and the Seven Gifts
John 15, He the Vine, We the Branches
John 10, One Flock, One Savior – Who Can Be Saved
Luke 24, Seeing Christ in the Scriptures
Easter Day 2012 – Christian Joy
Easter Vigil 2012 – The Christian Life
Holy Thursday 2012
Passion Sunday 2012 – Judas and Peter
John 9, Man Born Blind
The Transfiguration – On Spiritual Highs and Lows, Consolation and Desolation
Jesus in the Desert
The Paralytic and 4 Devoted Friends
Violations of Our Religious Liberty
Two Important Catholic Subjects
Abortion, Hope, and Mercy
January 15th – Three Levels of Vocation
Mary, Mother of God
Advent B3 – I Am Not the Christ
Advent B2 – Parousia and Repentance
Advent B1 – Watchfulness in Daily Prayer
If There is Spiritual Food, Can There Be Spiritual Starvation? John 6