Chaplain October 2023

Brother Knights, As I mentioned in a recent homily at Sunday Mass, I had the opportunity to travel in September to the Normandy region of France with my father and a priest friend of mine. I had always been intrigued by the invasion upon the beaches of Normandy during World War II, which is known […]

Chaplain August 2023

Dear Brother Knights, Sometimes etymology, the study of the origin of words, can help us understand concepts in a deeper and better way. The use of words changes over time, and seeing the origin gives us perspective. In July, I attended a conference where there was a talk given by Dr. John Boyle in the […]

Chaplain June 2023

Dear Brother Knights, We follow Jesus because he is the way, the truth, and the life. There is no other way, truth or life. In a world of moral relativism and subjectivism, believing that there is a truth does not change will necessarily bring about division and even conflict. As Catholics, we don’t look to […]

Chaplain April 2023

Dear Brother Knights, Happy Easter! He is Risen! Alleluia! There is an ancient Christian saying that St. Pope John Paul II would like to repeat, “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!” The fact that Jesus is risen from the dead is indeed our song that we sing abundantly in this Easter […]

Chaplain March 2023

Dear Brother Knights, The sacrament of confession is an untapped blessing to us. The Lord gave us confession as the ordinary means to have our sins forgiven, which continues his healing ministry. Part of understanding the blessing of confession is a recognition of the reality of the priesthood. Priests are to continue the sanctifying and […]

Chaplain February 2023

Brother Knights, One advancement I’ve seen in recent years is the ease by which one can come to understand your genealogy and ethnicity. The internet age has allowed us to find out the names of and, perhaps, even a little bit about our ancestors with a lot more ease through sites like There are […]

Chaplain January 2023

Dear Brother Knights, The New Year carries with it a spirit of new beginning. The past year is behind us; we can’t change it. We have things in our lives that we want to change, and the New Year seems to be a good time to make this change. This is why many of us […]

Chaplain December 2022

Dear Brother Knights, In the upcoming Solemnity of Christmas and throughout the Christmas season, we celebrate the greatest news that the world has ever heard: God has taken on human flesh and become like us, even entering our world as a little baby. No matter who we are or what age we happen to be, […]

Chaplin November 2022

Dear Brother Knights,     In this month of November we recall those who have gone before us.  And we recall those who share in the resurrection of Jesus.  On November 2, on All Soul’s day, we prayed for those who will see the heavenly Father, but whose souls need purification.  They are assisted by our prayers. On […]

Chaplain October 2022

Dear Fellow Knights, In 2014, when I was in residence at St. Patrick’s parish in Lincoln we had a missionary priest, Fr. Emanuel, preach our missionary co-op program. The missionary co-op program in the Diocese of Lincoln is where priests from all over the world speak about the Church’s missionary activity throughout the world in […]