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July 17th, 2011

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. …Father Dave uses the wheat-and-weed parable from the readings and a Harry Potter reference to make a point about what distinctions we can really make between good and bad. (Preached on Sunday, July 17, 2011, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 59th St. and Columbus Ave., New York City)
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June 30th, 2011

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time…. Yes, our faith saves ourselves, but indeed, it helps others as well. Father Dave shows how both readings today show this as the truth. (Preached on Thursday, June 30, 2011, 12:15pm, St. Malachy’s Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

July 14th, 2010

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave uses an analogy from the Sean Connery movie “The Hunt for Red October” to relate to today’s scripture readings about the commitment of Elisha. (Preached on Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 6:00pm at St. Malachy’s Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)…

July 14th, 2010

Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. Jesus asks us a poignant question in today’s readings: who do you say that I am? Who is Jesus for you? What does that mean for you? (Preached on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11:00pm, St. Malachy’s Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)…

July 13th, 2010

Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. It migh be curious to most Catholics that in the readings for today, it seems that Jesus is telling us not to repeat some of our prayers. But Father Dave explains that rather, Jesus is telling us simply not to babble. (Preached Thursday, June 17, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy’s Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)…

July 7th, 2010

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explores where we might find in the Bible the Catholic concept and practice of confession. (Preached at St. Malachy’s Church, Times Square, New York City, Sunday June 13th, 2010.)…

June 30th, 2010

Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave examines some readings to shed some light on figuring why we what we do with our faith lives. (Preached on Thursday, June 10, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

June 27th, 2010

Father Dave uses an analogy from the Sean Connery film “Hunt for the Red October” to make a point about the readings and our faith lives. (Preached on June 27, 2010 at St. Malachy’s Church, Times Square, New York City)…

June 7th, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010. Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga, martyr, and his companions, martyrs. In the readings today, Saint Paul reminds us that “if we have died with Him, then we shall also live with Him.” Amen to that. (Preached on Thursday, June 3, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

June 2nd, 2010

Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Today’s readings include a perhaps daunting task, especially for Father Dave: to “be serious.” This doesn’t mean we have to be that way all the time, but there are times that we can have “righteous anger,” passionate frustratin to help change things for the right reasons. (Preached on Friday, May 28, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

June 2nd, 2010

Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. It is helpful on those days when your faith life is starting to feel gray and subdued, to recall the feeling of how it felt for the first time to feel God’s love and be reinvigorated. (Preached on Thursday, May 27, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 26th, 2010

Solemnity of Pentecost. Who in your life could use a breath of life, the breath of the Holy Spirit? Go out and refresh those in need, replenished and prepared by your experience at mass. (Preached on Sunday, May 23, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 26th, 2010

Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter. In terms of how God sees your old sins, once He has forgiven them, they are “as far as the East is from the West” – infinitely far away. (Preached on Friday, May 21, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 25th, 2010

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter. When it seems that you are “hitting a wall,” out of energy, and it feels difficult to persist, remember that God and provides us with the courage and energy we need. (Preached on Thursday, May 20, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 25th, 2010

Seventh Sunday of Easter. There is clearly a lot of polarization as a society, and indeed at times even as a faith community. But we shall pray, as Jesus did, for unity, so that we may be one body of Christ. (Preached on Sunday, May 14, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 24th, 2010

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle. Although we certainly want to assert as much control over our lives as possible, with our lives we need to realize that this will not be the case and we should trust that the Holy Spirit is guiding us appropriately. (Preached on Friday, May 14, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 24th, 2010

The Ascension of the Lord. As great as it is to celebrate Jesus rising up to Heaven, we may find ourselves still saddened by the fact that at the time He did have to depart from us. (Preached on Thursday, May 13, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 13th, 2010

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Whether or not we always are aware of it, the Holy Spirit has much more to teach and remind us. (Preached on Sunday, May 9, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 13th, 2010

Friday of Fifth Week of Easter. Let us remember never to count anybody out; that is for the decision of God and the Holy Spirit. (Preached on Friday, May 7, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

May 13th, 2010

Thursday of Fifth Week of Easter. We need to strive to remain in God’s love, just as he remains in our lives. (Preached on Thursday, May 6, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)…

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