Homilies from April, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Homily / April 24 2016 Fr. Manuel Williams is pastor of a predominantly black Catholic church in Birmingham, Alabama.  He was here in Milwaukee a few years ago and spoke about black Catholic spirituality.  He...

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Homily / April 17 2016 Every fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday, because there are readings that make reference to God or Jesus as our shepherd.  In the earlier Mass today, I baptized a beautiful...

Third Sunday of Easter

Homily / April 10 2016 When I work with engaged couples, I find myself often pointing out that there are many ways to say “I love you.”  One of them is to say “I’m sorry”.  It takes a...

Second Sunday of Easter

Homily / April 3 2016 The story of Thomas in the Gospel is a familiar one to us.  And while we focus on his doubt, I find a greater lesson in the words of the disciples to Thomas: “We have seen the...