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The baptism of healing and protection

Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


I always wondered why we have Baptisms on Holy Saturday night. This year we had four, other years we have had up to fifteen and maybe thirty Confirmations and First Communions. But what is the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday and the Sacrament of Baptism? It […]

The priest is called to become this victim

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Dedication of Lateran Basilica in Rome)

Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M. MP3 – Homily Audio

We have so many traditions as Catholics that they become second nature to us. We forget their significance. For example, each time we come to Mass we see the priest wearing vestments, but […]

Creation is being threatened as never before

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fr. Anthony Brankin

If you ever took the Archer Avenue bus to go downtown, somewhere past Ashland Avenue, you will remember that the bus goes over a little tributary of the Chicago River. It is just a branch—kind of a dead-end little section—with old rusting warehouses and sheds and […]