Thursday, November 03, 2016
Implementing ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” is the longest document of its kind; Pope Francis says that he “does not recommend a rushed reading,” and that “the greatest benefit … will… Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ V: ‘Why Male and Female’

In these articles reviewing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” I have made reference to the relativistic culture in which we live, which tells us, in effect, that we create… Read More

Thursday, October 06, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ IV: Christian marriage and divorce

Pope Francis in “Amoris Laetitia,” as well as in both of the recent Synods on the Family, discussed at length a difficult reality of modern life: divorce and remarriage. Since… Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ III: Responsible parenthood

In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis notes the difficulties as well as the joys facing couples and families today. In this article I would like to address one of the most… Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ II: Christian marriage

In my first reflection on “Amoris Laetitia” (the Joy of Love), I wrote of our Christian understanding of human nature, that we are made for love – to love and… Read More

Thursday, September 15, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ I: The Human Person

The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed.” These words are among the opening statements of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (the Joy of Love). An Apostolic… Read More

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Getting to know the Archbishop
Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Blood of Christ Marks Our Passover from Death to New Life

Mass on the Occasion of the Lunar New Year February 20, 2016; St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral Introduction Our first reading relates the ancient institution of the New Year among the… Read More

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Living in Our Bodies the Discipline of Lent to Please the One We Love

Homily – Ash Wednesday February 10, 2016, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral Once again this year, as we do every year on this day, we will receive ashes on … Read More

Saturday, January 23, 2016
God’s Mercy in the Eucharist Leads Us from the Darkness of Death to the Light of Life

Homily for Mass on the Occasion of the Walk for Life West Coast January 23, 2016, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral  Introduction The first reading we just heard proclaimed at our… Read More

Sunday, January 03, 2016
The Light of Christ that Leads Us Safely Home

Mass to Mark 20th Anniversary of Perpetual Adoration at Nativity Parish, Solemnity of the Epiphany January 3, 2016, Nativity Parish, Menlo Park Introduction In 1833, the famous Catholic convert Blessed… Read More