Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist. Father Dave reflects on today’s feast as well as St. Paul’s message in today’s first reading. We are called to share the good news of the Gospel, but also to give of our very selves to others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-29-23

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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time. As Father Dave preaches to college students, he notes how Jesus tests the disciples when asking them, “Who do you say that I am?” We should not get caught up in what the world says about Jesus. Rather, we each need to answer who he is in our lives. Preached at University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY on 08-27-23

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption, preaching at a church where the feast is transferred to Sunday. He reflects on how Mary immediately jumps to serve Elizabeth, despite her own major pregnancy news. Preached at St. Mary of the Lake, Lake George, NY on 08-13-23

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Memorial of St. Dominic. On today’s feast, Father Dave describes why St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers. He notes how St. Dominic was able to build bridges across divides without diminishing truth, and how we should find ways to do the same. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-08-23

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Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches about how Moses defends and intercedes for the Israelites to God. We should also petition God to be with those we love who may not have a strong faith. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-02-23

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Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Father Dave reflects on how the Israelites quickly disobeyed God’s commands, despite God having just saved them. He notes that, rather than judge, God also forgives us when we forget all that he has done in our lives. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-31-23

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses one of today’s parables about treasure buried in a field. God also places treasure in us that we are called to uncover and use for his glory. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-30-23

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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave examines the Israelites challenging Moses upon first leaving Egypt. Instead of fearing the unknown, we should bravely follow when God calls us to something new. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-24-23

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses how today’s readings call us to humility. While we sometimes think we know who the “weeds and wheat” are in our world, we’re reminded that God knows better than we do. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-23-23

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Memorial of St. Bonaventure. Father Dave reflects on Joseph’s radical forgiveness of his brothers in Genesis. He is a model for us to forgive those in our lives, even though it is difficult. Preached at St. Martin Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia on 07-15-23

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Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. While on pilgrimage at Melk Abbey, Father Dave reminds us of the power of remembering in our faith. Memories of God’s wonders help to sustain us throughout difficulties in life. Preached at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria on 07-13-23

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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave examines today’s Gospel and how the disciples grew in faith to become apostles. We also evolve from learning our faith to actively going forth and spreading the Gospel. Preached at Maria Plain, Salzburg, Austria on 07-12-23

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Memorial of St. Benedict. While on pilgrimage, Father Dave preaches on today’s feast in a Benedictine Abbey. He reflects on the Benedictine motto of “ora et labora” and how we can adopt that rhythm of prayer and work in our lives. Preached at Vilshofen Abbey, Vilshofen, Germany on 07-11-23

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Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave marvels at how today’s Gospel fits perfectly with the group's pilgrimage visit to Altotting, Germany. He challenges us to find the Holy Spirit at work and see God in the ordinary places of our lives. Preached at Basilica of St. Anna, Altotting, Germany on 07-10-23

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches his first homily of the Danube River pilgrimage, and reflects on rest in today’s Gospel. He reminds us that God mandates us to rest, and that we’re called to bring the Lord our burdens to be spiritually renewed. Preached at St. Benno in Munich, Germany on 07-09-23

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