Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
February 17, 2020
Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sermon on the Mount reveals the truth about our hearts: we need the Law. But God wants us to be free from the Law. Not by abolishing the Law, but by making our hearts like His. We can let Him do this by taking responsibility, taking action, and taking hold of the strength He offers. Mass Readings from February 16, 2020: Sirach 15:15-20 Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Matthew 5:17-37
February 11, 2020
Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Refuse to live as salt and light, and the Father remains unknown, unloved, and unglorified. God trusts us with being His representatives in this world. He has made us His and He has made us good. But to what end? God has made us good for a purpose. Do we live in such a way that we have been made good for nothing? Mass Readings from February 9, 2020: Isaiah 58:7-10 Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/good...for-nothing.pdf
February 3, 2020
Homily from the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Unimpressive does not mean unimportant. Most of life is made up of unimpressive moments and unimpressive seasons. If we are constantly waiting for the next “peak moment“ we will miss out on most of life…and also most peak moments. Mass Readings from February 2, 2020: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/underestimated-unimpressive.pdf
January 27, 2020
Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Do not underestimate what God is doing when it seems like God is doing nothing. There are seasons of silence, and hiddenness, and brokenness in all of our lives. These times are not just useful, they are necessary for us to become the kind of people God needs us to be. Mass Readings from January 26, 2020: Isaiah 8:23—9:3 Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/underestimated-silence-is-not-absence.pdf
January 21, 2020
Homily from the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The single unifying principle unites all of the various threads of our life into one whole image. It is “too little” to remain who you are instead of becoming who God needs you to be. Mass Readings from January 19, 2020: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 John 1:29-34 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/underestimated-single-unifying-principle.pdf
December 25, 2019
Homily from the Nativity of the Lord. God will always fulfill His promises. Is that enough? We know that God is faithful because He has fulfilled what He has promised. But He does not need to do what He has not promised to do. Mass Readings from December 25, 2019: Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6 Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18
December 23, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Emmanuel. God is working with us to save the world. God does not need us. But He has demonstrated that He does not want to heal, transform, or save the world without our help. He only needs us to be the kind of people who are willing and able. Mass Readings from December 22, 2019: Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-24
December 10, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. To be gripped by God is not supposed to be comfortable. The Prophet says that the great gift of the Spirit is the fear of the Lord. But what is it? Mass Readings from December 8, 2019: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-12
December 2, 2019
Homily from the First Sunday of Advent. We do not know when, but we do know what. Goodbyes can be painful. But what makes goodbyes even more painful is when we are not ready for the leaving or letting go. The goodness of the goodbye comes down to what we do with the time before goodbye. Mass Readings from December 1, 2019: Isaiah 4:2-6 Psalm 122:1-9 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:37-44
November 26, 2019
Homily from the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Jesus loves you and He hasn’t forgotten you. It is easy to feel forgotten and forsaken…even by God. But God notices, loves, and remembers you. Mass Readings from November 24, 2019: 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 Colossians 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/a-king-who-remembers.pdf
November 18, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. If comparison is a thief of joy, then we have to learn how to steal it back. In the battle to escape the comparison trap, we can become invincible to bad comparison by actively looking for the blessings, giving thanks, and inviting others into celebrating them. Because there are some things worth celebrating. Mass Readings from November 17, 2019: Malachi 3:19-20 Psalm 98:5-9 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Luke 21:5-19 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/comparisin-stealing-joy.pdf
November 11, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. We will continue walking through this world in which people are better than us. How can we become invincible to comparison? Mass Readings from November 10, 2019: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Luke 20:27-38 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/comparisin-incomparable.pdf
November 5, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. What makes them so great? What makes me so awful? When someone else being honored or loved more than we are meets our insecurity, we are tempted to tell stories…about them and about ourselves. But when we know who we are and are grateful for what we have, we have security. And comparison is powerless. Mass Readings from November 3, 2019: Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 Luke 19:1-10 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/comparisin-infinitely-preferred.pdf
November 5, 2019
Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What makes them so great? What makes me so awful? Comparison is the desire to be “more” than another. At the heart of that desire is fear. Vulnerability breaks through that fear. Mass Readings from October 27, 2019: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/comparisin-the-way-of-comparison.pdf
October 30, 2019
Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In a life of comparison, every person is a potential threat. Comparison is the desire to be “more” than another. At the heart of that desire is fear. Vulnerability breaks through that fear. Mass Readings from October 27, 2019: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/comparisin-the-way-of-comparison.pdf
October 22, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Often, the next hardest step is the next step. Continuing to walk in the midst of failure, rejection, and imperfection is a sign of a great life. In your life, you will take hundreds of first steps. But in a great life, you will take thousands of next steps. Mass Readings from October 20, 2019: Ezekiel 17:8-13 Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/the-hardest-step-the-next-step-1.pdf
October 14, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You just have to start. The first step is the most difficult…but it is also the most important. Mass Readings from October 13, 2019: 2 Kings 5:14-17 Psalm 98:1-4 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/the-hardest-step-the-first-step.pdf
October 7, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. How do you know God loves you? How do you know you are saved? Answer: the sacraments. The saving work of Jesus was accomplished in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The saving work of Jesus meets our lives and transforms them through the tangible gifts of His love: the sacraments. Mass Readings from October 6, 2019: Habbakuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 Luke 17:5-10 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/are-you-saved-from-lovelessness.pdf
October 1, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His. God’s grace is the cause of our salvation. God’s free gift is what gives us the power to even choose Him or choose to do good works. We do not merely “collect” or “receive” His grace, but we become active participants with Him. Mass Readings from September 29, 2019: Amos 6:1, 4-7 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/are-you-saved-from-lifelessness.pdf"
October 1, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His. When we come face to face with our sin, we realize that we owe a debt we cannot pay. When we come face to face with Jesus, we realize that He paid a debt He did not owe. This is the free gift that saves us from hopelessness: we are saved by grace through faith working itself out in love. Mass Readings from September 22, 2019: Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/are-you-saved-from-hopelessness.pdf
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His. When we come face to face with our sin, we realize that we owe a debt we cannot pay. When we come face to face with Jesus, we realize that He paid a debt He did not owe. This is the free gift that saves us from hopelessness: we are saved by grace through faith working itself out in love. Mass Readings from September 22, 2019: Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/are-you-saved-from-hopelessness.pdf
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus saves us from being orphaned or abandoned. I was saved at my Baptism. I am being saved. I hope to be saved. The Father has adopted us in Christ. And He cannot take it back. But do we live as children of the Father? Mass Readings from September 15, 2019: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/are-you-saved-from-fatherlessness.pdf
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Out of everything in life, Jesus has to be first. In our lives, we continually divide ourselves and divide our hearts by giving away our small “yesses”. Jesus calls us to experience freedom, joy, and clarity by giving Him our big “Yes” because He is the priority. Mass Readings from September 8, 2019: Wisdom 9:13-18B Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-14, 17 Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The high price of vanity. It is easy to think of vanity as nothing more than being conceited or overly concerned about one’s appearance. But the vice of vanity comes at a cost. A person could even find themselves living someone else’s life. Mass Readings from September 1, 2019: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 Luke 14:1, 7-14
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Discipline is the mark of the mature Christian. We have to do difficult things all of the time. Why do we do them? We do them because we hope. We have the confidence that what we do makes a difference. The hope that, even when discipline becomes difficult, the discipline makes a difference. Mass Readings from August 25, 2019: Isaiah 66:18-21 Psalm 117:1,2 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A disciple is a decision-maker. Faith is more than belief. It “acts”. It can be seen. In fact, what we choose reveals our faith. And our decisions shape our lives, here on earth and in eternity. Mass Readings from August 11, 2019: Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Transfer your primary allegiance. When following Jesus, the first things He invites us to give up are safety and control.  Mass Readings from June 30, 2019: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62
September 24, 2019
Homily from Pentecost Sunday. I know I have what I need. The promised Holy Spirit gives many gifts, but few are more powerful and profound than the Spirit’s gift of peace. Mass Readings from June 9, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 51 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23
September 24, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Failure either gives us clarity and conviction or course correction. Failure is not final and failure is not fatal. As long as we don’t stop, and as long as we are willing to learn from our failures, they have no power to defeat us but only to educate us and make us better. Mass Readings from May 12, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 Revelation 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/fail-the-only-way-to-fail.pdf
September 18, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Failure either gives us clarity and conviction or course correction. Failure is not final and failure is not fatal. As long as we don’t stop, and as long as we are willing to learn from our failures, they have no power to defeat us but only to educate us and make us better. Mass Readings from May 12, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 Revelation 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/fail-the-only-way-to-fail.pdf
September 18, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus saves us from being orphaned or abandoned. I was saved at my Baptism. I am being saved. I hope to be saved. The Father has adopted us in Christ. And He cannot take it back. But do we live as children of the Father? Mass Readings from September 15, 2019: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/are-you-saved-from-fatherlessness.pdf
September 17, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus saves us from being orphaned or abandoned. I was saved at my Baptism. I am being saved. I hope to be saved. The Father has adopted us in Christ. And He cannot take it back. But do we live as children of the Father? Mass Readings from September 15, 2019: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32
September 10, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Out of everything in life, Jesus has to be first. In our lives, we continually divide ourselves and divide our hearts by giving away our small “yesses”. Jesus calls us to experience freedom, joy, and clarity by giving Him our big “Yes” because He is the priority. Mass Readings from September 8, 2019: Wisdom 9:13-18B Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-14, 17 Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33
September 3, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The high price of vanity. It is easy to think of vanity as nothing more than being conceited or overly concerned about one’s appearance. But the vice of vanity comes at a cost. A person could even find themselves living someone else’s life. Mass Readings from September 1, 2019: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 Luke 14:1, 7-14
August 25, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Discipline is the mark of the mature Christian. We have to do difficult things all of the time. Why do we do them? We do them because we hope. We have the confidence that what we do makes a difference. The hope that, even when discipline becomes difficult, the discipline makes a difference. Mass Readings from August 25, 2019: Isaiah 66:18-21 Psalm 117:1,2 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30
August 11, 2019
Homily from the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A disciple is a decision-maker. Faith is more than belief. It “acts”. It can be seen. In fact, what we choose reveals our faith. And our decisions shape our lives, here on earth and in eternity. Mass Readings from August 11, 2019: Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48
July 11, 2019
Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Father has uttered His declaration; we are offered the chance to answer. All of Christianity comes down to one question: does God have permission to love you?  Mass Readings from July 07, 2019: Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
July 11, 2019
Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Transfer your primary allegiance. When following Jesus, the first things He invites us to give up are safety and control.  Mass Readings from June 30, 2019: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62
June 11, 2019
Homily from Pentecost Sunday. I know I have what I need. The promised Holy Spirit gives many gifts, but few are more powerful and profound than the Spirit’s gift of peace. Mass Readings from June 9, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 51 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 `1
June 11, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Failure either gives us clarity and conviction or course correction. Failure is not final and failure is not fatal. As long as we don’t stop, and as long as we are willing to learn from our failures, they have no power to defeat us but only to educate us and make us better. Mass Readings from May 12, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 Revelation 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/fail-the-only-way-to-fail.pdf
May 6, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. The only way for failure to be final is if you stop. Even sin is not final if you don’t stop. God has a call for you that is not erased by failure. Mass Readings from May 5, 2019: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/fail-the-only-way-to-fail.pdf
April 30, 2019
Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday. Failure is the one necessary prerequisite for God’s greatest gift. Many people battle with perfectionism. God’s mercy in the midst of failure is His remedy for the fear that failure is the end. Mass Readings from April 28, 2019: Acts 5:12-16 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-2 Revelation 1:9-11, 12-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/fail-free-to-fail.pdf
April 16, 2019
Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. To stand for Jesus is to stand against the world. If I live in such a way that I merely follow the crowd, I will find myself praising Jesus on Sunday and crying out for His Crucifixion on Friday. This world is a “not friend“ of the Christian. Therefore, we must stand against the world and for Jesus. Mass Readings from April 14, 2019: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Luke 22:14—23:56 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/behind-enemy-lines-stand.pdf
April 8, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. There is no need to fear, but there is a need to fight. Behind enemy lines, we find ourselves in a battle with the Enemy of God. Satan is real and Satan must be resisted. But the Catholic Christian has been given the tools to engage in the fight and thrive with the strength provided by God Himself. Mass Readings from April 7, 2019: Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/behind-enemy-lines-father-of-lies.pdf
April 1, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. We have different experiences, but the same enemy. While all of us struggle with different sins and temptations, we all ultimately have the same enemy: pride. Pride is a chameleon and can disguise itself in many different ways. Ultimately, pride will work to keep you holding onto something other than God and to remain outside the Father’s house. Telling the truth…and hearing the Father’s voice…is the way to let go of what we cling to and come inside. Mass Readings from March 31, 2019: Joshua 5:9A, 10-12 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/behind-enemy-lines-let-go...and-come-inside.pdf
March 25, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. Trained in trust...strengthened through struggle. God has freely given so much to us…and we are grateful. But why do we still experience the consequences of slavery? God gives us the chance to grow in trust of Him and His love…and He allows us to grow stronger in our ability to walk as His children. Mass Readings from March 24, 2019: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 Psalm 103: 1-4, 6-8, 11 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari):https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/behind-enemy-lines-trust-god...and-fight.pdf
March 19, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent. You have to know yourself to say no to yourself. We are in a battle, but our primary enemy is closer than we might like to imagine. In order to gain true freedom and victory, we have to know this enemy and know when to say no to them. Mass Readings from March 17, 2019: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14. Philippians 3:17—4:1 Luke 9:28-36 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/behind-enemy-lines-your-own-worst-enemy.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from Ash Wednesday. You are in a fight; what comes next? For many of us, our default assumption about life is: it’s fine. Even when things are obviously broken, we can pretend that they will “fix themselves.” But Lent reminds us that we are in a battle that won’t be won unless we are ready to engage the enemy who will attack us like our Lord was attacked in the wilderness...behind enemy lines. Mass Readings from March 6, 2019: Joel 2:12-18 Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-14, 17 2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/behind-enemy-lines.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What reveals the heart. We often are a mystery...even to ourselves. But Christians must come to a place of self-knowledge so we can present our true self to the true God. Mass Readings from March 3, 2019: Sirach 27:4-7 Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. You are loved most when you deserve it the least. Jesus calls us to love our enemies. But how can we do that when we don’t even love the people we like? When we often don’t effectively love ourselves? Mass Readings from February 24, 2019: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 Luke 6:27-38
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Willing to engage and embrace the realities of life. Hope is not a “soft” virtue. It is a fighting virtue. Hope is what enables us to live in the present with strength and conviction. It takes hope to take action. Mass Readings from February 17, 2019: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Psalm 1:1-4, 6 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 Luke 6:17, 20-26 [mk_button dimension="flat" size="large" url="https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/the-fighting-virtue.pdf"]DOWNLOAD HOMILY STUDY[/mk_button]
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God is able to make you holy even if He never makes you whole. There are some things in our lives (our decisions, our wounds, our weaknesses) that we wish and pray were gone. God calls you and I in our weakness; He doesn’t necessarily call us out of our weakness. Mass Readings from February 10, 2019: Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8 Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/disqualified-unfit.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Being unqualified does not disqualify when God calls. There are many people who would look remarkably average on paper. Our stats would reveal that we are unqualified for being a part of God’s great work. But the Lord calls us to the greatest of these: love. Mass Readings from February 3, 2019: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17 1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 Luke 4:21-30 TO READ MORE ABOUT THE REMARKABLY AVERAGE BLESSED CHIARA BADANO, TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://lifeteen.com/blog/fame-fortune-faith/ TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/disqualified-remarkably-average.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. What great work may God be preparing you for right now? In Christ, your past might not be the thing that prevent you from being a part of God’s great work… It might be the thing that has prepared you. Mass Readings from January 27, 2019: Nehemiah 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://rebrand.ly/kingdompriesthood
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. God uses what we have and gives us what we need. It is often very tempting to forget the heart of God. To forget that He notices us, delights in us, and rejoices in us. When the focus shifts from His love to our insufficiency and feelings of insignificance, He reminds us of the truth. Mass Readings from January 20, 2019: Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 2:1-11
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). The Why is a Who. Jesus is not merely the “reason for the season”… He is the reason for everything. Mass Readings from December 25, 2018: Isaiah 62:11-12 Psalm 97:1, 6, 11-12 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:15-20
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. This might be the end of the dream, but it is not the end of the story. God has begun a good work in you. In fact, he has begun many “good works.“ Many of them will come to an end, but the truly great work that God has begun is a work that he intends to continue to finish. Mass Readings from December 09, 2018: Baruch 5:1-9 Psalm 126:1-6 Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6
March 8, 2019
Homily from the First Sunday of Advent. You will never be ready unless you get ready. Advent is a season of preparation. We get ready to celebrate the first coming of Christ into this world. We also get ready for His Second Coming at the end of the world…or at the end of our individual lives. During Advent, we get ready to die. Mass Readings from December 02, 2018: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/advent-2018-be-ready-get-ready.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Don't waste your priesthood. Jesus is the one eternal High Priest. He has called certain men to participate in His priesthood in a unique way. But He has also extended a share in His priesthood to all believers so that the Father may be glorified and the world redeemed when the sacrifice is offered throughout the world. Mass Readings from November 25, 2018: Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1, 1-2, 5 Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33-37 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://rebrand.ly/kingdompriesthood
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Not merely witnessing the miracle, but offering the sacrifice. We have to learn the worship of God in a similar way that we need to learn the Word of God. The more we know What we are doing, Who we are offering, Why it is crucial, and When to focus, the more we will be able to do more than watch…we will be able to worship. Mass Readings from November 18, 2018: Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://www.rebrand.ly/cometothealtarlearningtoworship
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Offering first-fruits reveals and increases the depth of trust. The temptation to experience worship as hollow or empty is universal. God’s solution for our hearts is the invitation to offer Him our first-fruits. Sacrifices that are intentional, consequential, and representational have the power to transform our hearts and fill up what might be hollow worship. Mass Readings from November 11, 2018: 1 Kings 17:10-16 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/come-to-the-altar-hollow-worship.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Not to watch, but to worship. The heart of religion is the worship of God. And the heart of worship is always sacrifice; a gift that is poured out on the altar. Where is your gift being poured out? Where is your altar? Mass Readings from November 04, 2018: Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 12:28-34 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/come-to-the-altar-wheres-your-altar.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We do not conquer our rivals, we are called out from beneath their power. The voices around us shape us. Some voices shape us more powerfully and more negatively than others. These rival voices fashion a lens through which we see the world. They can rob us of peace, joy, and Christ place in our heart. But to take courage, get up, Jesus is calling you. Mass Readings from October 28, 2018: Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Hebrews 5:1-6 Mark 10:46-52 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/rivals-rival-voices.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What do I have to do to get what I want? So much of our lives can be marked by the desire to control...or the fear of losing control. The rival of control can dominate. And the trust of praise and surrender can liberate. Mass Readings from October 21, 2018: Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/rivals-the-rival-of-control.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God has an absolute claim on your heart. What is the reason you won’t give it to him? There is a clear difference between a reason and an excuse. Excuses are not acceptable answers, but there are times when even “good reasons” fail to be “good enough.“ Mass Readings from October 14, 2018: Wisdom 7:7-11 Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/rivals-the-reason-is-the-rival-1.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. There are some relationships that do not tolerate rivals. There are only two kinds of relationships that get to a point where it is “all…or nothing“: Romantic relationships and our relationship with Jesus. If we say “all“, that carries with it some consequences. Namely, all of our heart must belong to the other. Mass Readings from October 7, 2018: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/rivals-all-or-nothing.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. True greatness lies in being able to let go of whatever you don’t need. The temptation to fall back into measuring greatness according to the standards of the world is powerful. And when we see the good that others have and have accomplished, it can be easy to fall into comparison, jealousy, and envy. We can be afraid that we are not enough because another has more. But Jesus reveals that His greatest moment is the moment He held on to the least. Mass Readings from September 30, 2018: Numbers 11:25-29 Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/greatest-of-all-time-to-be-great-let-go.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Ambition involves the willingness to risk. Selfless ambition is the willingness to risk the loss of status for the good of someone else. Great leaders are not those who make their authority over others felt. Great leaders (and great people) are those who, like Christ, place themselves and their gifts at the service of others. They have no fear of losing their status, because they have no status to lose. Mass Readings from September 23, 2018: Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6, 8 James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30-37 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/greatest-of-all-time-selfless-ambition.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Could you be great even if no one knew? The desire to be seen and to be known is written deep in the human heart. But is a person great simply because a large number of people acknowledge them? Jesus reveals that true greatness is when a person gives themselves away to something or someone greater; it is to lay down one’s life for Him and for the Gospel. It does not consist in self-protection or self-expression, but in self-donation. Mass Readings from September 16, 2018: Isaiah 50:5-9 Psalm 116:1-9 James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/greatest-of-all-time-to-be-great-give.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. You don't have to do all the things. You just have to do the thing. We can put off doing the one thing we need to do in order to do other, less important, tasks. Or we can do the will of God as He lays it out for us and simply do the thing. Mass Readings from September 09, 2018: Isaiah 35:4-7 Psalm 146:6-10 James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/greatest-of-all-time-identity-not-ability.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. You don't have to do all the things. You just have to do the thing. We can put off doing the one thing we need to do in order to do other, less important, tasks. Or we can do the will of God as He lays it out for us and simply do the thing. Mass Readings from September 02, 2018: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalm 15:2-5 James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. God is not indifferent to you. Mass Readings from August 26, 2018: Joshua 24:1-2, 15-17, 18 Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 Ephesians 5:21-32 John 6:60-69 To view Father Mike's response to the sex abuse scandal in the Church, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdR8eyaDCHg
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. At the heart of the unforgivable sin are two words. The two words “I’m fine” might be a simple way of saying “no thanks.” But it is also a way of saying “I do not desire to change my current status.” Even if a person is thirsty or hungry, they might say “I’m fine" in response to an offer of water or food. In a similar way, someone who longs for mercy might say “I’m fine” in response to the offer of grace. Mass Readings from June 10, 2018: Genesis 3:9-15 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1 Mark 3:20-35
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter. You do not need permission to be an example. Not all of us can have influence, but we can all be an example. Mass Readings from May 6, 2018: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Confidence is critical to moving forward. Surrender is the key to confidence. It is one thing to have confidence when a person has power and knowledge. There is another kind of confidence that is necessary when a person is powerless and answerless. This is the kind of confidence in another – – God – – that is willing to place everything a person has and doesn’t have under the Lordship of Jesus. Mass Readings from April 29, 2018: Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/whats-next-gowith.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. In calling us to what’s next, God doesn’t necessarily take anything away, but He gives us something. He doesn’t necessarily take away the danger or the fear, but He gives us what we need for the next thing. Courage is using what you’ve been given the moment what you’ve been given is needed the most. Mass Readings from April 22, 2018: Acts 4:8-12 Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/whats-next-when-the-chips-are-down.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. Looking ahead only gets you so far. Being convinced by Christ is one thing, being convicted to take action is another. The call is to be converted…to be changed…to be like Christ. This can happen when we follow the commandments with God’s grace and allow ourselves to be transformed. But this means that we are attentive to what’s now so that we can be ready for what’s next. Mass Readings from April 15, 2018: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 1 John 2:1-5 Luke 24:35-48 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/whats-next-whats-now.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Easter. To move forward with joy, one needs something more powerful than control. The early Church was filled with men and women who lived in uncertainty. The current Church is filled with men and women who live in uncertainty. The key difference between them and us is that they had something more sure than certainty and something more powerful than control…they were convinced. Mass Readings from February 25, 2018: Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/whats-next.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from Good Friday of the Lord's Passion. It is better to give and receive than to take and reject. Mass Readings from March 30, 2018: Isaiah 52:13—53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1—19:42
March 8, 2019
Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. Make the Passion personal. The Passion and death of Christ is so...big. Sometimes it can seem so big that it becomes impersonal. But this event was not anonymous and the sufferings of Jesus were not generic. Each moment has a name attached to it, and each blow was specific. Until what I did to him becomes personal, what he did for me it's not personal. Mass Readings from March 25, 2018: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24. Philippians 2:6-11 Hebrews 5:7-9 Mark 14:1—15:47 Listen to more homilies...
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Is the change cosmetic? Or substantial? Transformation is a part of life. And Lent is all about allowing God to make us into the kind of people He has created and called us to be. And yet, many of us spend time focusing on the “fruits” of change rather than being attentive to the root. We can change cosmetically, but lasting change has to be substantial. This change has to reach the root. It has to be connected to our identity. And it has to flow from our relationship with our Father. Mass Readings from March 11, 2018: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/the-root-fruit-or-root.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. God responds to our radical need with His radical love. Many people find it incredibly difficult to be honest...even with themselves. But unless we get past the surface to the root of what is truly in our hearts, not only will we not know ourselves, no one else will know us either. In our relationship with God, we need to be honest with what is in our heart, we need to entrust what we've found to Him, and we need to be vulnerable enough to receive His love. Mass Readings from March 11, 2018: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137:1-6 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/the-root-radical.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent. Can I be honest? Many people find it incredibly difficult to be honest...even with themselves. But unless we get past the surface to the root of what is truly in our hearts, not only will we not know ourselves, no one else will know us either. In our relationship with God, we need to be honest with what is in our heart, we need to entrust what we've found to Him, and we need to be vulnerable enough to receive His love. Mass Readings from February 25, 2018: Genesis 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18 Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 Romans 8:31-34 Mark 9:2-10 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/the-root-transparent-and-vulnerable.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the First Sunday of Lent. Are these ashes no more than skin deep? We live in a unique time. It is, in many ways, an age marked by a disposition towards compromise. One where convictions and beliefs are quickly and easily discarded whenever they become inconvenient. But the Christian must be able to stand. Therefore, the follower of Christ must go to the places of testing: the desert, the heart, the root. Mass Readings from February 18, 2017: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm 25:4-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/the-root-the-age-of-compromise.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from Ash Wednesday. Are these ashes no more than skin deep? Many people spend their time living as an imposter in their own lives. Even Christians will often be tempted to allow the power and grace of God to only go skin deep. But this Lent, you can choose a Lenten practice that will reach your heart…all the way down to the root. Mass Readings from February 14, 2017: Joel 2:12-18 Psalm 51:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17 2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time. What happens when the disciple knows better than the rabbi? A person can be touched and made new by Jesus and still not be a disciple. One common aspect of discipleship is actually doing what the rabbi tells one to do. But what happens when the disciple knows better than the rabbi? The answer is: they cease to be a disciple. But what is needed when the disciple thinks they know better than the rabbi? The answer is...they need obedience. Mass Readings from February 11, 2017: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Mark 1:40-45 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/discipleship-101-free-to-obey.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Having a duty is a privilege. Doing your duty is a freedom. Duties and obligations are often seen as burdens. They restrict us from doing what we want and being able to enjoy life. But is this accurate? It turns out that being entrusted with a duty is a gift…and being able to do that duty is a power. Mass Readings from February 4, 2017: Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 147:1-6 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/discipleship-101-free-to-keep-a-promise-1.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Following Jesus is not merely a matter of behaving or “being good". It ultimately rests on whether or not we will allow the Father to get close enough to carry us. But too many people find themselves divided, afraid, and bound by their sins, their fears, and their weakness. With a word, Christ can set us free. We can be free to be held rather than bound by what enslaves us. Mass Readings from January 28, 2017: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/discipleship-101-free-to-be-held.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. Look back. Let go. Live now. Nothing that has happened from the moment of your conception up until this moment is wasted. Jesus called those first disciples to follow Him and allow Him to make them into something new. In order to know how God will transform us in the future, we can look back on our lives and ask, “How has God led me in the past? What is He calling me to let go of right now? And how can I act on this immediately? Mass Readings from January 21, 2017: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Listen to more homilies...
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Be steadfast in silence. Be strong in service. We can have our whole lives be about God: being in His presence, serving His people, learning His Word. But what happens when God’s response to that is silence? Sometimes silence is just silence. In the silence, Samuel shows us that we can become the kind of people that God needs to become. There is no one in Scripture, there is no one in history who stood steadfast in the silence and wasn’t transformed by the Lord in that silence. Mass Readings from January 14, 2017: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Listen to more homilies...
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). Do you know what you want? Some people know exactly what they want and exactly what they need. Most of us do not, however. Because of that, until I experience the true need for a Savior, I will be unable to experience the joy of being given one. But when I know what I want...and need...Christmas becomes something far more than just another holiday. Mass Readings from December 25, 2017: Isaiah 62:11-12 Psalm 97:1, 6, 11-12 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:15-20 Listen to more homilies...
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Third Sunday in Advent. Have we lost the ability to enjoy things? When we live life constantly distracted and incessantly amused, we will not find ourselves in a place of endless amusement; we will find ourselves unable to enjoy anything. But the Word calls us to rejoice, to pray, and to give thanks. How can I do that if I can’t enjoy this moment? Mass Readings from December 17, 2017: Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11 Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Listen to more homilies... (There won't be a series this Advent, so there won't be any study handouts posted. "May the God of peace make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.")
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Second Sunday in Advent. Is it possible to have peace in the midst of battle? Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of something more powerful that war and trial. Peace is found when one is ready for the current challenge because they have done what they needed to do. This principally involves being in right relationship with one’s self, with others, and most especially with God. Repentance leads to right relationship…and Confession is the great gift that God has extended to us so we can be found at peace. Mass Readings from December 10, 2017: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 (There won't be a series this Advent, so there won't be any study handouts posted. "Be at peace!")
March 8, 2019
Homily from the First Sunday in Advent. At the beginning of Advent, the Church reminds us of Christ’s words: Be Alert! To be alert is to know your identity and situation…but it is also to remember how you got to that place. It is to remember your story and what God has done. We remember what God has done in history and what God has done in our personal history in order to be able to weather crises and walk in the darkness. Mass Readings from December 3, 2017: Isaiah 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7 Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37 Listen to more homilies... (There won't be a series this Advent, so there won't be any study handouts posted. But please, remember to "be watchful and alert" with us!)
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The consequence of indifference could have eternal significance. Hell is not only real, it is a real possibility. Those whom the Lord describes as being condemned were not condemned due to any sin they committed, but as a result of passivity. Sins of omission can have a consequence not only in this life, but in eternal life. Mass Readings from November 26, 2017: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:31-46 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/what-a-waste-the-price-of-passivity.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Gifts are given for a purpose. Who you are is God’s gift to you. Who you become is your gift to God. God gives each of us any number of gifts/opportunities/talents in the course of our lives. Each one of these comes with a responsibility. The burden of the gift is that we must all do what we can to invest what God has invested in us. Mass Readings from November 19, 2017: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/what-a-waste-burden-of-talent.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Spend your time on what matters most. “Life is long if you know how to use it." And yet, most of us do not know how to use our lives…we do not know how to spend our time because we do not have a clear vision of our calling in Christ Jesus. Because of this, we end up wasting time…and wasting much our lives. But we could choose another route. We can choose to live a life of significance by spending our time on the things that matter most. Mass Readings from November 12, 2017: Wisdom 6:12-16 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/What-a-Waste-Wasted-or-Spent.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Many people allow life to happen “to” them. Instead of embracing life and living a life of significance, people choose to live as if life does not have any meaning. But you were made to be significant…your life was created on purpose and for a purpose. It is time to live on purpose. Reject passivity, embrace responsibility, and pursue to God-given purpose planted in your heart. Mass Readings from November 5, 2017: Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10 Psalm 131:1, 2, 3 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13 Matthew 23:1-12 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/What-a-Waste-A-Life-of-Significance.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. So many people feel like they can never do enough. In life, in relationships, in their faith. Because of this, people try to do everything and then beat themselves up over the fact that they are not able to do everything. But doing everything was never the goal. The goal, given by Jesus, is to love God with all. The question we are left with is therefore not “How can I do everything?”, but “How can I do the one thing that will grow love?” Mass Readings from October 29, 2017: Exodus 22:20-26 Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Matthew 22:34-40 Listen to more homilies... TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Enough_Never-Enough.pdf
March 8, 2019
Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What is beneath a feeling of helplessness? There are times in life when a person is so overwhelmed that they feel like they cannot move. They need more information or they need more strength. But often, what we need is more courage. Facing fear and surviving, regardless of success or failure, instills courage. We recognize that we know enough and are enough to move. But life is still bigger than any of us. In those moments, we realize that we are not enough and need something SomeOne…more than us. Mass Readings from October 22, 2017: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari): http://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Enough-I-Am-Not-Enough-copy.pdf
Loading earlier episodes...
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00