Why is Catholic music so happy clappy the past 40 years? Maybe it is because we are no longer meditating on Last Things. Look, I like positivity as much as the next American… I like joy and smiles… but sometimes you are sad and you want some music that helps you to mourn. The good news is that Christianity/ Catholicism has always had a place for sadness and mourning. We need to recapture this in our contemporary Church.

This is my Sunday Homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.