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Come to Our Senses

Fourth Sunday of Lent. Father Dave reflects on the Parable of the Prodigal Son and what it teaches us about God’s mercy. He explains that this story is especially encouraging during Lent because of its themes of repentance. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-31-19

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Look God in the Eyes

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Jeremiah in which God asks us not to turn our faces from him. Father Dave encourages us to look to God even when we feel ashamed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-28-19

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Obedience and Unity

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent. It might be a tough order, but God asks for just two things here: to unite with Him, and to be obedient to Him. (Preached on Thursday, March 11, 2010, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)

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Building Up Our Faith Muscles

First Sunday of Lent. Father Dave shares how Lent presents us with opportunities to make the right choices. Temptations are around us all the time, but the effort we make to avoid giving in to our temptations strengthens our faith. Preached at Resurrection of the Lord Parish, Honolulu on 3-10-19

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God Provides the Way Back

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave shares a story about getting lost on a hiking trip with his friends. He discusses today’s reading from Sirach in which it states that God always provides a way back. We must trust in His providence and hope in Him. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 03-04-19

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How Do I Know I Can Trust You?

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses wisdom literature in Scripture and how it teaches us about God. He also reflects on today’s Gospel in which Jesus points out that we know a tree by its fruit, and we will know good people by the fruit they produce in the world. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-03-19

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Be Not Over Confident

Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Sirach in which we are told not to rely on ourselves, power, or wealth, and that we shouldn’t be over confident about God’s mercy. God is infinitely merciful, but we should not take advantage of his generosity. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-28-19

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The Spirit Helps My Unbelief

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading during which Jesus heals a man who is possessed by demons. Father Dave points out the importance of asking God to help our unbelief, and trusting in Him at all times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-25-19

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Four Ways to Respond to God’s Call

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading in which Jesus speaks of loving our enemies, doing good to those who hate us, blessing those who curse us, and praying for those who mistreat us. Father Dave asks if we are able to do these things and explains that priests are called to do these things in a special way. Preached at Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Washington DC on 2-25-19.

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Covenant’ Means ‘I Got You’

Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explains the difference between a contract and a covenant. He points out that contracts are mutual agreements, but can be breached, whereas a covenant is where God bears all of the weight. God covers our debt and will not dissolve our agreement. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-21-19

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