Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Wisdom of Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christ Makes All Things New

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Reflections by Fr. Samuel Medley SOLT, Fr. Jason Worthley, Fr. Augustino Torres CFR, Fr. Gerald Souza, and Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB. Music provided by Jon Niven.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Religious Deception

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "675. Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the 'mystery of iniquity' in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh."

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Holy Church, A Holy Life

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Great Command of Love

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Word of Life

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR

He was my beloved mentor, a real spiritual father to me.  At a time of great difficulty in my life, he showed me the way….

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Bright Light of Truth

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Cross of Christ is Our Victory

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Will of Our Father

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Faith, Worship, Humility

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Do Not Be Afraid

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Divine Majesty and Divine Love

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Hidden Treasure is for You

Our living friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ is our greatest treasure. Seek this treasure! Find it! Hold on to it! And if you have ever lost it, you CAN get it back!

Here is a powerful homily on the Parable of the Hidden Treasure.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Seed is Sown

Sunday, July 6, 2014

True Rest in Christ

Monday, June 30, 2014

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Eucharist is our Treasure

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lord and Giver of Life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

True Happiness and Love

Friday, May 23, 2014

10th Anniversary of Priesthood

Father Roger Landry preached at my 10th Anniversary Mass. Here is the podcast:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Victory in Christ

Monday, April 28, 2014

Saint John Paul the Great

In honor of Saint John Paul II, my friends and I have produced this video.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hear the Voice of the Good Shepherd, and Follow Him!

Here is a talk by Saint John Paul the Great which he gave at World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado in 1993. This was from a CD produced by the Daughters of Saint Paul. {shared with permission}

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jesus Christ is Risen!

Audio Homily:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Stations of the Cross

Here is our movie on the 14 Stations of the Cross.  The meditations are by Fr. Samuel Medley SOLT, Fr. Jason Worthley, and Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB.  The music is by Jon Niven.

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross and Given to His Afflicted Mother

Reflection by Father Samuel Medley, SOLT.  Music by Jon Niven.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Reflection by Father Boniface Hicks, OSB.  Music by Jon Niven.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Reflection by Father Jason Worthley, music by Jon Niven.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

Reflection by Father Samuel Medley, SOLT.  Music by Jon Niven.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Reflection by Father Boniface Hicks, OSB.  Music by Jon Niven.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eighth Station: Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem

Reflection by Father Jason Worthley, music by Jon Niven.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Reflection by Father Samuel Medley, SOLT.  Music by Jon Niven.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Reflection by Father Boniface Hicks, OSB.  Music by Jon Niven.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Reflection by Father Jason Worthley.  Music by Jon Niven.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

Reflection by Father Samuel Medley, SOLT.  Music by Jon Niven.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time

Reflection by Father Boniface Hicks, OSB.  Music by Jon Niven.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Second Station: Jesus Takes Up the Cross

Reflection by Father Jason Worthley, music by Jon Niven.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

My friends and I are producing a series of reflections on each Station of the Cross, with music by Jon Niven.  Here, Father Samuel Medley, SOLT preaches on the First Station.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spiritual Sight

Monday, March 10, 2014

We Are At War

Spiritual Warfare

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Remember You Are Dust

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Yes or No

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thank You Pope Benedict (video from last year)

One year ago, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign.  Last year, my friends and I produced this video in honor of Pope Benedict.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Be the Salt of the Earth

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

March for Life, 2014

This past week, I went to the March for Life in Washington, DC.  It is a protest march against the corrupt and unjust decision called "Roe vs. Wade" which was handed down by the United States Supreme Court in 1973.  This bad decision paved the way for the killing of nearly 60,000,000 unborn babies by abortion.  I was actually sick all week and decided to not attend the March for Life.  However, in my heart, I kept feeling that I had to go.  Since I was born after 1973, Roe vs. Wade meant that I and everyone in my generation, and everyone younger than us, did not have the right to life.  Well, every unborn child has the right to life, but the Supreme Court refused to recognize this right. This is a terrible injustice and I had to protest this.

We began our journey to Washington early in the morning. There was a big snowstorm the entire way there.  I was the chaplain for one of our busses.  Our journey was a real pilgrimage.  We prayed much of the time, and also spoke about the Gospel of Life.

On the bus, speaking about the Gospel of Life.

I, along with about 10,000 people - mostly young people - attended the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap. at the Basilica in Washington, DC.  In his homily, Cardinal O'Malley spoke about the need for us to show compassion and solidarity to women who are in difficult pregnancies.  He also urged us to be merciful to those who, for various reasons, had chosen abortion.  In this context, he mentioned Project Rachel, which is a very good program that helps such people experience healing.  This is the beauty of the Gospel of Life: we are to oppose abortion always, but we must also show that God is merciful.  Women and men who have had anything to do with abortion can still receive forgiveness from the Lord Jesus and begin again.  Here is the Cardinal's homily.  It is worth your time to listen to this:

The next day, our group had another Mass with our archbishop, Cardinal O'Malley.

In the sacristy, before the Mass.

I was so happy to see my friend Jon Niven at the Mass.  He is an awesome musician and really leads people to prayer, praise, and worship.  

Processing before the Mass.

Cardinal O'Malley

Here is a picture of our group from the Archdiocese of Boston.  As you can see, there was a lot of us there.

After this Mass, we went to the March for Life.  The wind chill temperature was near 0 degrees.  It was very cold, but that didn't stop us!

With Mother Olga of the Eucharist and her community.

There were hundreds of thousands of people at the March.

With some young people from our group.

I got to see some of my friends during the March.

With Jon Niven.

With the Vocation Director from our Archdiocese, Father Daniel Hennessey.

Cardinal O'Malley led our group in the March.

On the way toward the Supreme Court.  For me, it was a solemn experience as I thought about the countless members of my generation who lost their lives because of Roe vs. Wade.

At the Supreme Court, I prayed for the protection of all life.  I wanted to give the Judges a piece of my mind about justice.  That's the one thing they seem confused about!

At the Supreme Court, there were some men and women giving testimonies about how abortion had hurt them in life. They also talked about finding redemption in the mercy of God.  They belong to a movement called Silent No More Awareness.

This reminded me of the words of a song: "Young people speaking their minds, getting so much resistance from behind…"

That evening, our group had a prayer service in another church.  My friend Father Matthew Williams of our Office of New Evangelization (ONE) did a great job at leading us in prayer.  During the service, a number of us priests heard confessions for about 3 hours.  Even though we were all very tired at this point, it was a time of grace and truth!

The following day, we had another Mass, celebrated by Fr. Matthew Williams. 

With one of the groups from our Archdiocese, after the Mass. 

After this, I went to see some of the memorials in Washington, DC.  Then, we made the long journey back to Boston.  It was a real pilgrimage.  If you have never been to the March for Life, I suggest that you go.  Not only do we get to protest the injustice that is  Roe vs. Wade, but we are also able to witness to the dignity of human life and realize that, in this noble cause, we are not alone.  

Please work and pray to end abortion.  It is the greatest social problem in our country and the world.  But above all, please be a courageous witness to the dignity of human life in your present circumstances.  If you know any woman in a difficult pregnancy, please try to help her care for her child.  Every little thing you can do is helpful.  And finally, show compassion to men and women who have had anything to do with abortion.  For them, all is not lost.  They are hurting, but there is still hope and they can find healing and renewal in Jesus Christ the Lord. They can, once again, become a very great witness to the dignity of human life. 

God bless you.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

An Exchange of Gifts

Together with Cardinal Tagle of Manila, my friends and I have produced this video. This is to support the survivors of the typhoon in the Philippines.  Have a look and please share.