2020.01.12 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.  We celebrate the baptism of the one person who did not need to be baptized. / He did not need it, but Jesus was baptized, to show us the way. The way to rebirth, the way to becoming a beloved child of […]

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2020.01.05 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB In the year 1954, Dr John Lilly, a scientist and psychoanalyst, developed a contraption that would come to be known as a sensory deprivation tank.  A tank that was lightproof, soundproof, heated to body-temperature, and filled with enough of a highly salinated water mixture so that you would float without […]

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2019 Christmas Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. God became like us, in all things but sin. He walked our walk, lived our life, cried our tears, felt our joy, and finally died our death. //// For the reason God became man, listen to the words of St Athanasius: […]

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2019.12.22 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We celebrate Christmas in just a few days.  The end of Advent is fast approaching, this season of waiting and preparing. A time of entering into the waiting experienced by so many, who do not yet know that Jesus is their savior. A time of preparing, for Jesus to be […]

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2019.12.15 Homily

Readings and Gospel from USCCB St John the Baptist was the last and greatest of the prophets. He is called the bridge between the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament being about prophecy, looking forward to the salvation God promised. And the New Testament being the fulfillment of that prophecy. // John the Baptist, […]

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2019.12.08 Homily

Gospel and readings at USCCB There are times, when God our Father, must give us the hard truth. God loves us so much, he will never hesitate to teach us what we need to know, even if it hurts. / That is why so often in scripture we hear difficult and seemingly harsh things, as […]

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2019.12.01 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We’ve got the summer Olympic games coming up next year in Tokyo. There are some of the games I really enjoy watching, particularly short distance sprinting. It requires an absurd level of perfection, even by Olympic standards. No time or energy can be wasted. / You see it when the […]

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2019 Christ the King Homily

Readings and Gospel at the USCCB “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” / Jesus, remember me when you inherit your kingdom, when you take the throne, when you wear the crown. The faith of the […]

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2019.11.17 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB That day is coming. The day of wrath, of fire, of war, destruction. The day when the old order will completely pass away, melting like snow in the heat of the sun. When the Son of God walks again on an earth made new, the dead rise from their graves, […]

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2019.11.10 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we have a few Sadducees, giving Jesus a difficult mental problem, hoping to trap him with logic. Instead, Our Lord launches into a theology of the resurrection, which we profess in our creed  every Sunday: “and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of […]

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