Making sense of the clergy sexual abuse scandal

The abuse of children and minors by priests is horrible and upsetting. How do we deal with it and make sense of what happened? Are the media reports giving accurate coverage or is there a bias going on?

He Let Them Go!

How should we respond to Jesus when He makes tough demands of us? What do we do about those who reject the Church’s teachings?

This is my homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

If it’s just a piece of bread, it’s worthless!

Many Christians deny that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ. They believe it is just a piece of bread that symbolizes Jesus. I say that, if it’s just a piece of bread, it’s worthless! It has to be His Body and Blood for it to have any value at all. What benefit is there in saying the Eucharist is not the Body and Blood of Christ but just a piece of bread?