“Do Not Be Afraid”

“Do Not Be Afraid” In this beautiful homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly says Matthew is telling us the story of our own lives, because we, too, very often, are driven by fear and doubt, and he wants us to know that in these times of terrible storm, terrible difficulty, fear,…

Stranger At Our Side

Stranger At Our Side For 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly offers a reflection on this lovely gospel, and he ends with a blessing for all mothers on Mother’s Day. Readings First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-28Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11Second Reading: First Peter 1:17-21Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 Recording Transcript This is…

“Peace Be With You”

In his homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B, Father Hanly says: “This is a wonderful passage from Luke, because Luke lets us know that Jesus seeks us out when we are troubled with doubts about ourselves, the world in which we live, our painful lives, all of these things.When we don’t know what to do, when we feel maybe that even God has abandoned us, it is Jesus who comes to us. And he just appears.”