Christmas: God Came to Rescue Us…When we Needed Him the Most

December 24, 2017

When someone really loves you, they come to your rescue when you need them the most. That's what Jesus did at Christmas. And He continues to do so through His Catholic Church. 


Would They Know we Believe in the Eucharist if They Saw us Receive?

December 17, 2017

If someone who was not Catholic came to our Mass and just observed us: would they know (based on how we pray and how we receive the Eucharist) that we really believe in the Real Presence? Today's homily explains how we ought to receive the Eucharist with reverence and awe--given WHO the Eucharist truly is.


Want to Experience Miracles? Get These 2 Parts of the Mass Right…

December 10, 2017

This is the second part of my 3-part series on preparing for Jesus this Advent in the Eucharist. Today I look at 2 parts of the Mass--meant to prepare us to receive God in our bodies and souls. Get these parts of the Mass right and everything will change. Miracles will happen.


Fr. Connor’s Talk on the Baltimore Basilica 12/7/2017

December 9, 2017

From John Carroll to Gibbons to Keeler -- Fr. Charles Connor covers 200+ years of history in about an hour. If you love the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Basilica of the Assumption, you will want to listen to this talk.


These Christmas Prophecies Also Point forward to the Eucharist

December 3, 2017

2,000 years ago Jesus (God) came from heaven to earth. Most saw Him but never recognized Him. He looked too normal. Too humble. Today, Jesus comes from heaven to earth every Sunday--at Mass--in the Eucharist. Most miss Him. He looks too normal, too humble. But the clues from Scripture point to the reality of the Eucharist. It really is Him...God! So how to we preapre to receive God at Mass? For the next couple weeks we will answer that question. Stay tuned...


Silence is the fruit of Pride. Astonishment is the fruit of love.

October 29, 2017

The scriptures tell us that after listening to Jesus explain the truth of the Resurrection, the Sadducees went away in silence Meanhile the crowd who believed was astonished. What a stark contrast! Pride renders us silent. It prevents us from being amazed. But if we give Our Lord access to our hearts...if we are willing to learn (like the crowd was)...we will be wowed by Him. Everything changes...


True Disciples are all in

October 22, 2017

Jesus said "give to Caesar what is Caesar's but give to God what is God's." Do we actually do this? Do we really give God our time, our talent and our treasure? Disciples give becuase they know God and His infinite goodness. Jesus never had to ask his disciples to give. They did it becuase their lives were changed by Him. 


Respect Life!

October 15, 2017

God sees the soul, man sees the body. If we could see what God sees we would always and everywhere respect life. 


Homily for Closing Mass of Rosary Congress

October 14, 2017

On the 100th Anniversary of the miracle at Fatima, the Blessed Mother's message to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta is just as important now. Listen to her simple message and peace will reign.


3 Ways to Jump-Start Our Spiritual Lives

October 1, 2017

Holiness is not about paying God lipservice. It's about backing up our words with actions. It's about living what we say we believe. No matter what has happened in your past, you can be a great saint. Here are 3 things you can do to jumpstart your spiritual life...and get on the path to true holiness.