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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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In Her Lowlieness

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading from Luke in which Mary recites the Magnificat. He points out that Mary recognized her lowliness and is proof that God wants to use us even if we feel unworthy. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-15-19

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Even the Bad News is Good News

Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out our tendency to focus on bad news rather than good news. He points out that the disciples were tempted to focus on the bad news of Jesus’ death, rather than look with hope to the resurrection. He encourages us to find hope in all circumstances through our faith in God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-12-19

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