The Restless Hearts Podcast
EPISODE 37: ”Are you talking to me?” ”Yeah, I’m talking to you!”—Fr. Ray’s Homily from May 8, 2022

EPISODE 37: ”Are you talking to me?” ”Yeah, I’m talking to you!”—Fr. Ray’s Homily from May 8, 2022

May 9, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, May 8, 2022, he reflects on how the Good Shepherd communicates a word of love for all, even though some can’t believe God would address us directly.

EPISODE 36: Rocks and Stones and the Mystery of Easter—Fr. Ray’s Homily from April 17, 2022

EPISODE 36: Rocks and Stones and the Mystery of Easter—Fr. Ray’s Homily from April 17, 2022

April 19, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, he reflects on the way God’s grace shatters the selves we built for ourselves in order that God’s new thing, Easter itself, may be created in us. 

EPISODE 35: When Your Worst Day Becomes Your Best Day—Fr. Ray’s Homily from April 3, 2022

EPISODE 35: When Your Worst Day Becomes Your Best Day—Fr. Ray’s Homily from April 3, 2022

April 4, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, April 3, 2022, he reflects on the gospel story of the woman caught in adultery, and how being seen by Jesus, loved by Jesus, known by Jesus, and embraced by Jesus, can work in us a new beginning. 

EPISODE 34: The Parable of the Lost Family—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 27, 2022

EPISODE 34: The Parable of the Lost Family—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 27, 2022

March 28, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, March 27, 2022, he reflects on Jesus’ parable of the father and his two sons from Luke 15:11–32, all three of whom are lost and in need of God’s grace to bring them home at last—just like we all do when we are lost.

EPISODE 33: Metaphors for Faith: Burning Bushes and Barren Fig Trees—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 20, 2022

EPISODE 33: Metaphors for Faith: Burning Bushes and Barren Fig Trees—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 20, 2022

March 22, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, March 20, 2022, he reflects on the stories of the burning bush and the barren fig tree—two metaphors that could stir us to join God in the work of setting ourselves and all of God’s people free.

EPISODE 32: Becoming Fully Awake—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 13, 2022

EPISODE 32: Becoming Fully Awake—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 13, 2022

March 15, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, March 13, 2022, he reflects on the moments in life’s journey, including those of terrifying darkness, that reveal the dazzlingly bright glory of God.

EPISODE 31: Life’s Temptations and Lent’s Invitations—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 6, 2022

EPISODE 31: Life’s Temptations and Lent’s Invitations—Fr. Ray’s Homily from March 6, 2022

March 8, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, March 6, 2022, he reflects on the way hunger, anger, loneliness and tiredness pull us away from truly human living; and how the season of Lent invites us into the experience of God’s loving grace—which alone can feed us, heal us, connect us and give us the rest we desire in the depths of our restless hearts.

EPISODE 30: Splinters, Planks and War, What Is It Good For?—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 27, 2022

EPISODE 30: Splinters, Planks and War, What Is It Good For?—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 27, 2022

February 28, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, February 27, 2022, he reflects on the events of the week: a snow storm, a military invasion, and God’s constant invitation to treat one another with love, forgiveness, and mercy.

EPISODE 29: Our Earthly and Heavenly Natures—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 20, 2022

EPISODE 29: Our Earthly and Heavenly Natures—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 20, 2022

February 22, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, February 20, 2022, he reflects on the difference between our earthly nature as humans, and the higher nature that is our ultimate destiny—the heavenly nature of the children of God.

EPISODE 28: Blessings Now or Blessings Forever—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 13, 2022

EPISODE 28: Blessings Now or Blessings Forever—Fr. Ray’s Homily from Feb. 13, 2022

February 14, 2022

In Fr. Ray's homily at Mass on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, he reflects on the difference between what we consider to be our “blessings” in this life and the true blessings God desires to give us for all eternity.