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One God: Do Unto Others

Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus asks us to do unto others as we would have them do to us. He explains that Jesus says this “golden rule” sums up the law and the prophets, which we call the Old Testamant today. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-23-20

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Some Are Still Awaiting Fulfillment

Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses our search for fulfillment. He explains that fulfillment is to bring to completion or reality something that has been desired or promised. Father Dave points out that there are many in our society who are still longing for the fulfillment of racial justice, and challenges us to unite our prayers and actions to bring about fulfillment. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-10-20

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The Holy Spirit Now More Than Ever

Pentecost Sunday. Father Dave discusses the power of the Holy Spirit, and how we need to call on the Holy Spirit more than ever. He reflects on the problem of racism in our country and encourages us to come together and call upon the Holy Spirit for a change. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-31-20

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No One Can Take Away Your Joy

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the feeling of loss the apostles felt after the Ascension. He points out that Jesus tells us in the gospels that no one can take away our joy. As life feels like a struggle for most at the moment, Father Dave reminds us that we can still find joy in a difficult time. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-22-20

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Interpreting Contradictions in Our Faith

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses contradictions and how we don’t like them. He explains that today’s Gospel, in which Jesus prays to the Father, seems to contradict itself. Father Dave breaks down the reading for us and explains how to better interpret what may seem like contradictions in Scripture. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-24-20

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Everything Goes Through Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. He explains that the Lord leads us, and it is important for us to fix our eyes on him and allow ourselves to be led. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-03-20

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Don’t Miss the End Credits

Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave compares reading the Scriptures to sticking around for the credits at the end of a movie. He discusses today’s Gospel about the road to Emmaus. The disciples on that road were discouraged following Jesus’ crucifixion and thought that this was the end. However, they recognize Jesus again in the breaking of the bread. Father Dave encourages us to wait in patient hope for better times ahead. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-26-20

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We Can’t Go Back to Normal

Friday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel and how we can use the example of the disciples during this difficult time. Father Dave points out that the disciples yearned to return back to their normal lives after Jesus was crucified, and relates this to our desire to go back to normal during quarantine. He challenges us to use this time wisely to grow spiritually, and to recognize the Lord is still with us. Preached on 4-17-20 at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, NYC

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The Samaritan Woman: Pioneer of Social Distancing

Father Dave preaches on the Gospel reading in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. He relates this to our current experience of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Not Strive for the Impossible?

Monday of the Second Week in Lent. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus gives us a set of guidelines by which to conduct ourselves. He points out that while trying to live according to these standards sometimes seems impossible, it is by God’s grace that we can succeed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 3-09-20.

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