Corde Romano: 31st Sunday OT 2017

One of the fun things for me to do on a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning is to see all of my brother priests who studied in Rome with me post their homilies. It’s amazing to see both the similarities in some cases and completely different perspectives on the same readings in other cases.

Fr. Royce Gregerson was a classmate of mine, a fellow foodie, good friend and is a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, Indiana. Here’s his homily on our reverence for the Eucharist and it’s consequences on our conduct in Church.

Fr. Ryan Browning was a two years ahead of me and is a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois. Here’s his homily on our relationship with authority and truth.

Lastly, here is my video reflection for this week. It’s an analogy on the spiritual life and one of my favorite hobbies, BBQ.

As always, it’s amazing to see despite us all looking at the same readings, we come up with so many different reflections.

Clelian Clip #8: On smiling and listening

Here’s my 8th video in the Clelian Clip series. This week reflecting on the need to smile and listen in relation to charity.

Practice charity with a sweet and serene look, with an affable air, with sweet and cordial words. Use an indulgent charity, always taking all that is said in a good way and interpreting it favorably, excusing others even at your own expense as far as prudence permits.

Book 7, Chapter 21

Corde Romano: 30th Sunday OT 2017

A little late this week compiling these links. See the end for the reason why.

One of the fun things for me to do on a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning is to see all of my brother priests who studied in Rome with me post their homilies. It’s amazing to see both the similarities in some cases and completely different perspectives on the same readings in other cases.

Fr. Royce Gregerson was a classmate of mine, a fellow foodie, good friend and is a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, Indiana. Here’s his homily on the nature of true love.

Fr. Darin Schmidt was also a classmate of mine from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here’s his homily on putting on the mind of Christ.

Fr. Ryan Browning was a two years ahead of me and is a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois. Here’s his homily which begins with a reference to this classic from Tina Turner.

Fr. Taylor Reynolds is a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a year ahead of me in seminary and is now back for further studies and living with me again. Since he too doesn’t have a parish at the moment, over the weekend he took time to reflect on preparations for Halloween and All Saints Day.

Lastly, I was on retreat this weekend in Avezzano, Italy, with a large group of Italian young adults and high schoolers. We had an amazing time together. I was grateful for the invitation from the Apostles of the Sacred Heart. It’s an ongoing series of retreats called, Oasis of Joy. So many great insights on young adult and youth ministry to hopefully bring back to the USA some day. This is all a very nice and long excuse to point out that I didn’t record a video reflection for Sunday as I was on the road returning from the retreat and there were some unforeseen delays getting back.

Here’s a photo of this definitely joyful group:

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 As always, it’s amazing to see despite us all looking at the same readings, we come up with so many different reflections.

Clelian Clip #7: On perfection and charity

In this video I reflect on an experience on a service immersion trip to the Mexico/USA border back in high school to ask how we must overcome our prejudices in order to be able to share the love of Christ.

Remember that mutual tolerance is part of the precept of charity. These two things are so bound to each other that without mutual suffering, charity would be impossible, and it would be necessary to cancel this precept from the Gospel because every person on earth has his or her own defects and imperfections. There are no angels except in heaven.
Book 7, Chapter 20 

Corde Romano: 29th Sunday OT 2017

One of the fun things for me to do on a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning is to see all of my brother priests who studied in Rome with me post their homilies. It’s amazing to see both the similarities in some cases and completely different perspectives on the same readings in other cases.

I thought it would be fun to start sharing links to their homilies so others could get a chance to hear/read them as well.

Fr. Patrick Broussard was a year ahead of me and currently serves as Vocations Director for the Diocese of Lafeyette in Louisiana.

Fr. Darin Schmidt was a classmate of mine from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here’s his homily on our relationship to the state and the Kingdom of God.

Fr. Ryan Browning was a two years ahead of me and is a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois. Here’s his homily on our need to give our all in our relationship with God.

Lastly, here is my video reflection on the Sunday readings. Since I don’t have a parish, I don’t get to preach. But those who know me, know how I love preaching, so I’ve been doing these little videos instead.

Amazing to see despite us all looking at the same readings, we come up with so many different reflections.

Corde Romano: 28th Sunday OT 2017

One of the fun things for me to do on a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning is to see all of my brother priests who studied in Rome with me post their homilies. It’s amazing to see both the similarities in some cases and completely different perspectives on the same readings in other cases.

I thought it would be fun to start sharing links to their homilies so others could get a chance to hear/read them as well.

Fr. Patrick Broussard was a year ahead of me and currently serves as Vocations Director for the Diocese of Lafeyette in Louisiana.

Fr. Darin Schmidt was a classmate of mine from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here’s his homily on inviting others to come to Mass.

Fr. Scott Jablonski is a priest of the Diocese of Madison and lived down the hall from me in Rome. Here’s his homily on the beauty of the vocation for women to religious life.

Fr. Taylor Reynolds is a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a year ahead of me in seminary and is now back for further studies and living with me again. He reflects a little on his time here in Rome and in particular on an encounter with some refugees who live around the corner from us.

Lastly, here is my video reflection on the Sunday readings. Since I don’t have a parish, I don’t get to preach. But those who know me, know how I love preaching, so I’ve been doing these little videos instead.

Amazing to see despite us all looking at the same readings, we come up with so many different reflections.