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7-5-17: Stiving to live out a bold Catholic life

6-21-17: Believing in God changes everything

6-14-17:Witnessing the Holy Spirit in our lives

5-31-17: Making time for gratitude in my life

5-17-17: Called to holiness... as a deacon

5-10-17: The Emmaus story is our story, too

5-3-17:The powerful gift of my faith

4-26-17:Easter homily: three stories in one

4-19-17:A celebration of confidence in the future

4-12-17: Easter and the story of Emmaus

4-5-17: Jesus and the people of the Passion

3-29-17: An interesting cast of Gospel characters

3-22-17: Creating some space for God with silence

3-15-17: A Lenten journey with Thomas Merton

3-8-17: Daily readings provide Lenten retreat

3-1-17 Lent: precious time of prayer and penance

2-22-17: The homily: essential part of every Mass

2-15-17: ‘Be hidden’ to become light for the world

2-8-17: Important words of wisdom from St. Paul

2-1-17: Blessed are...Catholic schools, etc.

1-25-17: Musings from Florida on MLK and unity

1-18-17: John & Jesus - different kind of baptism

1-11-17: To find happiness: STOP.. LOOK...GO

1-4-17: Because Jesus was once one of us….

2016

12-21-16: The miracle of Christmas...miracle of life

12-14-16: An example for all followers of Jesus

12-7-16: The perfect patron saint for Advent

11-30-16: Advent: no Christmas until Christmas

11-23-16: To find happiness, live gratefully

11-16-16: Moving forward with love and patience

11-9-16: Story of the little man in a tree: our story

11-2-16: A day to celebrate the saints in our lives

10-26-16: Happy Feast Day, St. Pope John XXIII

10-19-16: Of MASH and Mass... a vision for parishes

10-12-16: The compelling spirit of St. Francis

10-5-16: ‘Why? Why is all of this going on?’

9-28-16: Perfecting the great art of listening

9-21-16:The Parable of the Forgiving Father

9-14-16: Becoming a saint: not an impossible feat

9-7-16: Reconciliation: the Sacrament of Mercy

8-31-16: Mercy: defining attribute of our church

8-24-16: Musings on family on a warm summer day

8-17-16: Medal winning as a Christian Olympian

8-3-16: The Our Father: a transformative prayer

7-20-16: Violence, anger and hatred: unacceptable

7-6-16: Understanding God’s call to us

6-22-16: The role of families in formation

6-15-16: Looking forward to a day of discovery

6-8-16: Discovering our happiness... every day

6-1-16: Nothing’s better than celebrating Mass

5-25-16: A special time to pray for our priests

5-18-16: Delightful days with future deacons

5-11-16: The need for unity in our church

5-4-16: Power and guidance of the Holy Spirit

4-27-16: ‘Joy of Love’: the pope writes on families

4-13-16: The story of St. Thomas is our story, too

4-6-16: Recognition in the breaking of bread

3-30-16: Followers of Christ called to be merciful

3-23-16: Easter Vigil: liturgy that fills us with joy

3-16-16: Looking ahead to the holiest of weeks

3-9-16: Prodigal Son: parable about you and me

3-2-16:Lenten goal: an attitude of gratitude

2-24-16: Companions for my Lenten journey

2-17-16: Remember that you are dust...

2-10-16: Another Lent... another Ash Wednesday

2-3-16: Is anything more important than mercy?

1-20-16: The powerful message of Baptism

1-13-16: Taking a deeper look at prayers of mercy

1-6-16: As we begin this special Year of Mercy…

2015

12-23-15: Christmas, St. Joseph and place of mercy

12-16-15: Advent: of John the Baptist and Mercy

12-9-15: Sacrament of Penance in Year of Mercy

12-2-15: Advent message: We are baptized people

11-25-15: Wishes for a happy, blessed Thanksgiving

11-18-15: Developing an attitude of gratitude

11-11-15: Our lives: all about becoming saints

11-4-15: 'I know how blesses I am to be a priest'

10-28-15:Finding the key to happiness: gratitude

10-21-15: Religious sisters, brothers: our heroes

10-14-15: Understanding our church as family

10-7-15: A favorite moment of Pope Francis’ visit

9-30-15: Looking back on an exceptional week

9-23-15: If you had five minutes with the pope...

9-16-15: The call to be a light for the world

9-9-15: Challenge for all: you gotta have heart!

9-2-15: Saluting heroic efforts in Ticonderoga

8-19-15: Looking forward to the visit of the pope

8-5-15: A papal call to create a better world

7-22-15: Let us build a house, welcoming all

7-8-15: ‘Do not be afraid, just have faith’

6-24-15: Little things in life make a big difference

6-17-15: Thanks, Coach, for the inspiration!

6-10-15: Question to consider: Why go to Mass?

6-3-15: A wonderfully transforming sacrament

5-27-15: Reflecting, with gratitude, on life as a priest

5-20-15: First Communion: special time for us all

5-13-15: Exploring the process of ‘pruning’

5-6-15: Hearing the voice of our Good Shepherd

4-29-15: Sharing faith with youthful enthusiasm

4-22-15: The power, beauty of a Catholic funeral

4-8-15: It's the time to celebrate the Resurrection

4-1-15: We’ve made it to the holiest of weeks!

3-25-15: Chrism Mass: a true celebration of unity

3-18-15: God’s gift to us: the Ten Commandments

3-11-15: Lent: a time to discover the mercy of God

3-4-15: The Lord’s Prayer: a great gift from Jesus

2-25-15: A challenge to ‘dedicate your Lent’

2-18-15: Holding on to Jesus, the message of Lent

2-11-15: Power of silence: it can be transformative

2-4-15: Profound influence of Thomas Merton

1-28-15: ‘Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will’

1-14-15: Part of the Body of Christ, even as sinners

1-7-15: Spending year-end time with our pope

2014

12-24-14: My Christmas story: the story of William

12-17-14: Season of Advent: a celebration of hope

12-10-14: Advent: the patient is waiting patiently

11-26-14: Life changes in a couple of short weeks

11-19-14: Looking towards a special Thanksgiving

11-12-14: Consider the messages of November

11-5-14: Looking back on the family synod

10-29-14: Beatitudes: valuable guide for teenagers

10-22-14: Blessed are those persecuted for their faith

10-15-14: A timely beatitude: be a peacemaker!

10-8-14: The challenge to become pure of heart

10-1-14: Being merciful wins us the Kingdom

9-24-14: Challenge to be righteous: daily adventure

9-17-14: Challenged to be meek in a violent time

9-10-14: No. 2...Blessed are those who mourn

9-3-14: Beatitudes: the Lord’s path to happiness

8-27-14: Remember when: a very special reunion

8-13-14: In faith, we discover Jesus will catch us

7-30-14: Parables of Jesus: parables of our lives

7-16-14: The reason you are here: to be a saint

7-2-14: Church of the poor – church for the poor

6-18-14: God has entrusted the natural world to us

6-4-14: Sharing bacon, eggs and the love of God

5-21-14: Reflecting on priesthood with gratitude

5-14-14: The story of Emmaus: a story about us

5-7-14: Dear saints of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

4-30-14: The Resurrection: it changes everything!

4-23-14: The joy and life of the resurrection

4-16-14: A magnificent image for our church

4-9-14: The popes who will become saints

4-2-14: We are blest: Jesus chose to become human

3-26-14: Living as Catholics always a family affair

3-19-14: The Lord's Prayer - a valuable friend

3-12-14: Gratitude for the NCC and for our Sisters

3-5-14: The Season of Lent - it's all about Easter

2-26-14: Olympian messages of dedication, hope

2-19-14: The challenge to be a welcoming church

2-12-14: Home, sweet (and cold & snowy) home

2-5-14: Seeing and following God’s plan for us

1-29-14: Saluting John-the-Baptist-kind-of-people

1-22-14:Listening for the times that God calls us

1-15-14: Surprise! Gad has amazing plans for you

1-8-14: New Year’s resolution:be a peacemaker

1-1-14: Looking back on year of many transitions

2013

12-25-13: Christmas wish: be ready to change the world

12-18-13: Advent: a time to celebrate... waiting

12-11-13: Accepting pope’s challenge to be joyful

11-27-13:Beyond sweet potatoes and mincemeat

11-20-13: Join me in thanking all our priests

11-13-13: Thank you, God, for a good, happy life

11-6-13: Becoming a Church for the poor

10-30-13: Surronded by saints in my life

10-23-13: Accepting the challenge to evangelize

10-16-13: Seeking and finding God in all things

10-9-13: 'The Lord smiled down on our gathering'

10-2-13: I know Pope Francis was speaking to me

9-25-13: Congratulations to Bishop LaValley

9-18-13: Joining in the pope's campaign for peace

9-11-13: Teachers make the world a better place

9-4-13: Saints of T-shirts, tennis shoes and pizza

8-28-13: We are all called - to be God's prophets

8-14-13: Spending a week in prayer and gratitude

7-31-13: For Year of Faith, welcome Jesus in your life

7-17-13: New saints for our time..for the ages

7-3-13: Farewell to a faithfilled, faithful friend

6-19-13: It's June: time to celebrate our graduates

6-5-13: We are all called, gifted by the Holy Spirit

5-29-13: Wonderful place with wonderful people

5-22-13: Thank you, Lord for my priesthood

5-15-13: Mass - the foundational part of our faith

5-8-13: Ready to receive gifts of the Holy Spirit

5-1-13: Called to serve: as Ogdensburg's first bishop

4-24-13: Responding with a campaign of hope

4-17-13: An unexpected evening of enrichment

4-10-13: Poetic nature of priests... and all people

4-3-13:Easter Vigil: perfect time for baptism

3-27-13: Special Holy Week with new Holy Father

3-20-13: No surprise: new pope is a big surprise!

3-13-13: Dear Holy Father...a letter for next pope

3-6-13: Reflecting on conclaves, then and now

2-27-13: More surprise await after papal news

2-20-13: Strengthening our friendship with Jesus

2-13-13: Make Lent a time of renewal - go to Mass!

2-6-13: St. Peregrine: now that I have found you...

1-30-13: The wonderful art of storytelling

1-23-13: In prayer for the unity of all Christians

1-16-13: Finding hope in goodness of God's love

1-9-13: United as ‘People of God’ with gift of joy

2012

12-26-12: AMEN moments of life: faith comes alive

12-19-12: Faith... the best Christmas gift of all

12-12-12: The Christmas Spirit in this Year of Faith

12-5-12: Ecumenical experiences through the years

11-28-12: The Council - not just a bit of nostalgia

11-21-12: After all these years, I still love being a priest!

11-14-12: We are called to be people of peace

11-7-12: The place of the Church in the World

10-31-12: Reflections on the anniversary day

10-24-12: Catholics and the Bible

10-17-12: A new spirit of ecumenism

10-10-12:Recognizing the gifts of the laity

10-3-12: Facing the people at Mass

9-26-12: Welcoming the Mass in English

9-12-12: My place as a priest becomes clearer

9-5-12: The Journey Begins

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