This March I’ve been enormously blessed to be on the “Faith and Fun in the Holy Land” pilgrimage with Lino Rulli from SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel (ch. 129), his producer Tyler, and a fun group of listeners.

Here is the homily given at the Church of St. Catherine, which is right next to the site of the Nativity of Jesus. This homily is a little shorter than usual due to time constraints. Also, sorry for the audio quality; hopefully I’m still relatively understandable. :)

Readings were from the Christmas Mass During the Night: Isaiah 9.2-4,6-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-16 (see the readings at