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Make Straight the Path

Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from Isaiah, which tells us to make straight the path of the Lord. He points out that there are ways in which we can sometimes make it difficult for the Lord to have access to our hearts, and encourages us to make a straight path directly for God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-10-19

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Will This Be on the Exam?

Father Dave encourages us to live out our faith in such a way that we are not picking and choosing what is important. He points out that all of the teachings of Christ are important, and we should not treat our faith as if we are studying for an exam. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-05-19

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Before and After Car Wash

Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave compares life before and after conversion. He explains that there should be a difference in the way we live after we encounter Christ. He encourages us to be a witness of our “before and after” for others. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-24-19

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Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s letter from Saint Paul which urges us not to give into temptation. Father Dave points out that while living the life of a Christian is difficult, God can and will give us the grace we need to be who he has called us to be. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-23-19

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Memento Mori: What It Means to ‘Remember Our Death’

In a special homily preached on All Souls’ Day from the Church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in France, Father Dave discusses our culture’s tendency to avoid thinking about death and the importance of preparing for it

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Jonah & Our Lady of the Rosary

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Father Dave recounts the story of Jonah and the whale and compares it to our call to be prophetic, even giving voice to things that may be unpopular among our peers. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-07-19

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My Right vs. The Common Good

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus emphasizes our duty to follow the Lord. We shouldn’t feel entitled to things, rather we should serve God and his people as we are called. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-06-19

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God is Jealous But Not Envious

Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses studying Scripture and today’s reading, which describes God as being jealous. Father Dave points out that God is not jealous in the human sense, rather he desires our exclusive love. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-30-19

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Lazarus as a Human Sign

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave lifts up today’s Gospel reading, which features the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. He points out our duty to care for the poor and the importance of putting others first. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-29-19

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God Equips Those He Calls

Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses the story of Gideon in the Old Testament. He explains that Gideon was hiding from intruders and is confused when the angel greets him by calling him a champion. Father Dave encourages us not to allow fear to cripple us, but like Gideon, realize that God calls us for a purpose. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-20-19

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