Farewell

Fr. David’s farewell homily November 13, 2016. What to say? 30 years is a long time. Yet, it seems like yesterday that we friars came among you – and if you’ll permit me a small opening of my heart, these past years have been among the happiest years of my life....

Bob Dylan

Fr. David’s homily November 6, 2016. (This is Fr. David’s last homily at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh) Bob Dylan I don’t know if you ever read the news and observer column written by Rabbi Marc Gellman entitled “God Squad.” On...

Faithful Catholic Voice

Fr. David’s homily October 30, 2016. Don’t know if you’ve ever had this experience. You’re sitting minding your own business, maybe at the airport, waiting to pick someone up, or just in the bleachers at your daughter’s softball game. You’re enjoying the quiet...

Thank You

Fr. David’s homily October 9, 2016. Thank You This week’s gospel story is about saying “thank you.” There is something about the practice of saying “thank you” that enlarges, blesses, and restores a person. The one man who returned to...

The Search for Peace in Our Time

Fr. David’s homily September 25, 2016 The Search for Peace in Our Time Last week our Holy Father, Pope Francis, visited Assisi, the birthplace and home of St. Francis. He went there to join with other religious leaders to pray for peace. In the light of events...

Slavery

Fr. David’s homily September 4, 2016. Slavery I don’t know if you’ve been following the Georgetown University story. Georgetown is one of the great universities in our country, founded by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1780. Presently the...