Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi. Father Dave reflects on the life of Saint Anthony of Padua and his great gift of preaching. St. Anthony trusted in the Lord’s promise that his Holy Spirit would work through him. We must trust, like Saint Anthony and Saint Francis, that God will send his Spirit to help us evangelize. Preached at the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Padua, Italy on 10-04-18
Wednesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading in which Jesus asks us to proclaim the Kingdom of God. He explains that the first reading from Job is a plea to make God great again — to appreciate and respect the goodness of God and all of His creation. Preached at Ravenna Cathedral, Ravenna, Italy on 10-03-18
Wednesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the gift of pilgrimage and the burden that comes along with it. He talks about the life of Saint Dominic and how his relentless preaching defeated heresies. We must be like Saint Dominic and in patience and stand up for the truths that God gives us. Preached at the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy on 10-03-18
Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Our faith isn’t meant to solely serve us as individuals, but meant to be shared among each other. Preached at St. Joseph’s Church in Cockeysville, MD on 10-25-16.
Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time. As much as it may be difficult, Father Dave reminds us to try not to go back and forth too much. (Preached on Thursday, October 09, 2014, St. Malachy’s Church, New York City)
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. If we were as committed to our faith and getting the most out of it — like we do with other things in our lives — we would have a much deeper faith than we could ever imagine. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-18-16.
Monday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s first reading which talks about immorality, and the Gospel which talks about the failure of religious leaders of Jesus’ time. Father Dave points out that faith needs to seek understanding. We want to understand things about our faith, and Jesus helps us to do that. It’s also important to understand ourselves, and recognize the ways in which we fall short. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-10-18
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus heals the deaf man and gives him the ability to speak. He relates this to those who have spoken out in the clergy sexual abuse scandals, and shares that he recently spoke with a victim whose faith is inspiring. Jesus gives us the ability to speak, and we must not sit back and remain silent in difficult times. God promises redemption and healing, and we must walk humbly with God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 9-09-18
Thursday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus fills the empty nets with fish. He explains that the Apostles left everything to follow Christ. It is not enough to be amazed by Jesus’ words and works. Discipleship requires leaving ourselves behind. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 8-06-18
Monday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Have you ever had one of those days where nothing in your life seems to be going right? Job experienced the same feeling thousands of years ago, and wondered why God was messing with him. Father Dave explores the question – does God actually “mess” with us? Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-26-16.