In this homily, given on the Sunday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Pat looks at the cross through the eyes of Paul, Peter, and John.
Fr. Pat reflects upon the inseparability of the message of Christ from the Person of Christ, and how that affects three aspects of our lives: our piety, our forgiveness of others, and our justification.
In this reflection, Fr. Pat considers what we have to learn from those in the Nativity story who look into the sky and ponder the moon and the stars.
Fr. Pat explains the Holy Eucharist as Flaming Coal and Divine Bread.
On the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Fr. Pat compares our Lord's Mother with the rich man in Luke 12, today's Gospel reading.
Fr. Pat reflects upon the healing of the blind man of Jericho as recounted in Luke Chapter 18.
Fr. Pat reflects upon the meaning of these words that Jesus said to Zacchaeus, considering where God abides, what it means, and who is our best model of one who lives with the understanding of these things.
The Parable of the Talents is often used as a reminder to be the best you can be. It's really about the structure of history and the Lordship of Jesus.
Jesus' encounter with the Syrophoenician woman as recounted by Matthew (Chapter 15) has much to teach us when we consider Phoenicia's history, the woman herself, and the meaning of the bread.
The parable of the Publican and the Pharisee teaches us much about prayer. Father Pat looks at three things: the meaning of the temple, the issue of repeated prayer, and authenticity when speaking with God.