Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Recently, Pope Francis made headlines after saying that he doesn't want people taking photos on their cell phones while he celebrates Mass. Father Dave reflects on the pope's words, and says that if we all truly believe that we are looking at the Body of Christ, than we should be fully engaged in the moment. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-12-17.

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Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reminds us of the comforting feeling that we have when we are surrounded by other people supporting us. Father Dave says that even when we feel alone, we aren't, because God is always with us in everything we do. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-29-17.

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we often live in a split screen society, allowing ourselves to only hear and view one side of the story. Today's readings emphasize that we have to follow Jesus' example by taking in God's full message. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-22-17.

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Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs. Father Dave considers that some people view the Catholic faith as an old and outdated religion that no longer applies to today's world. Father Dave says that this could not be farther from the truth, and talks about how we can apply the Bible's lessons to our lives today. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-19-17.

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Memorial of the Guardian Angels. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Father Dave remembers a group of children playing in the streets of Jerusalem and seeing how much hope they had. Father Dave encourages us to remember times of hope in our lives when we need them during times of tragedy. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-02-17.

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that Christianity doesn't work like billable hours where we get paid or rewarded for everything we do. The actions we perform in faith are expected and required of us. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-01-17.

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave remembers a time as a preschooler when he was to afraid to let go of a pole he was hugging and play with the other kids. He likens his experience to the way might we approach forgiveness. Despite the struggle, we eventually must let go of our hard feelings and forgive. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-17-17.

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave talks about a feature in his rental car that causes the car to beep if you drift into another lane, and simultaneously reflects on the Able's words to God when he asked, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Father Dave reminds us that, as a community, we have the responsibility to help someone when they start "drifting" away from their faith. Preached in Niwot, Colorado on 09-10-17.

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that there are times in our faith lives when we lose contact with God. As we approach fall, Father Dave challenges us to use this time to rediscover God in our lives, and fall in love with God again. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, in Los Angeles, California on 09-03-17.

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Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave considers the solar eclipse as a metaphor for our faith lives. Do you ever block out God in your life? Do you prevent good things from shining into your life because of a fear of the unknown? Father Dave encourages us to avoid blocking out God in our lives so we can all experience his warmth and love. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-21-17.

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches on a difficult Gospel reading this week that doesn't cast Jesus in the best light. Father Dave unpacks this misconception of a racist Jesus while also reflecting on the current racial and political climate. Father Dave challenges us to examine ourselves and how we treat others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-20-17.

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Father Dave says that we are all searching for an amazing "mountaintop" experience that will strengthen our faith in God, but first we must agree to the challenge of trekking up the mountain so that we can have that powerful moment. Preached at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Lake George, New York on 08-06-17.

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Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Dave says that Jesus showed us and continues to show us how to love everyone and everything around us. This homily was preached by Father Dave on a cruise ship during the "Footsteps of St. Paul" Pilgrimage on 06-23-17.

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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we are constantly looking for signs from God -- to do something, to not do something, or to prove that God exists. Jesus tells us that He has already given us a sign. His Resurrection is the only sign we need. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-24-17.

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Monday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave echoes part of the sentiment of the readings in how to persist in our faith lives: work, labor, endure. (Preached on Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:15pm, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. As good as we've tried with metaphors and images to try to explain and understand the Holy Trinity, we must strive to not let our brains get in the way of our hearts. We need to embrace and experience the beautiful mystery instead of trying to break it down. (Preached on Sunday, June 19, 2011, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 59th St. and Columbus Ave., New York City)

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We might not have positive associations with the word radical, but that is exactly what Jesus was, as expressed in the beatitudes. (Preached on Sunday, January 30, 2011, 6:00pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Friday of the Second Week of Advent.Strive to do what you know is right within your fiath, regardless of hwta you think others may think about you. Have faith in God to think very highly of you. (Preached on Friday, December 10th, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist. We are all called to be other-centered, and as such we are all "wounded healers." (Preached on Tuesday, September 21st at St. Ann's Church, Bartlett, TN)

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Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, priest. Father Dave discusses what is on everyone's mind: the Christian group that is planning on burning Korans. (Preached on Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus' words may at first be shocking to hear, but as it often the case, we need to delve into what he really means by saying these harsh and seemingly hate-filled words. Father Dave helps us understand what is the true meaning here. (Preached on Sunday, September 5th, 2010, 6:00pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr. Today is the feast day of Saint Lawrence, who infamously called "Turn me over, I'm done on this side" when being martyred by being burned. Although this is an extreme example of course, we are also asked to cheerfully give what we can, even if it is difficult. (Preached on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Just like firefighters are ready for action at all times, we should also contstantly prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord. (Preached on Sunday, August 8, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Today's reading includes what the church calls "the deposit of faith" - one that describes the reliance we can have, and should have, on our faith. (Preached on Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time.  Just as we should be good patients and search out and heed a doctor's advice, so we should ask and accept for spiritual healing as well from God. (Preached on Friday, July 2, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time. It may be hard to deal with the ramifications of such a thought, but indeed God's judgments are true and just. (Preached on Thursday, July 1, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Although we may not be able to see God's actual face, we should aim to see the face of the Lord within each and every face we see. (Preached on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave uses an analogy from the Sean Connery movie "The Hunt for Red October" to relate to today's scripture readings about the commitment of Elisha. (Preached on Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 6:00pm at St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. Jesus asks us a poignant question in today's readings: who do you say that I am? Who is Jesus for you? What does that mean for you? (Preached on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11:00pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. It migh be curious to most Catholics that in the readings for today, it seems that Jesus is telling us not to repeat some of our prayers. But Father Dave explains that rather, Jesus is telling us simply not to babble. (Preached Thursday, June 17, 2010, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)

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