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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2019.11.03 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB God’s love and grace is present in so many of the little moments throughout our day. In a clear blue sky overhead. In the scent of flowers on a spring day, or the must of decaying leaves on a fall morning as you head out to the hunt. Little reminders […]

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2019.10.27 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The word humble comes from the Latin humilis: meaning of the ground, the earth; lowely in status or rank. To speak of the humble, we speak of dirt people. As an aside, the word Hebrew, comes from Api-ru, meaning a dusty people. They were wanderers and gypsies, swirling around like […]

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2019.10.20 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The readings and Gospel this week present a difficulty: there seems to be no central theme. The first reading is simple enough: persistence in prayer, achieved through a communal effort. The Psalm directs us to God as the source of all true help. Then we get to the second reading, […]

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2019.10.13 Homily

Readings and Gospel at the USCCB When my siblings and I were children, our mom would take us to the library every week. Her rule was we each had to take out three books. If we all found three books a piece, we were allowed to pick out one movie, but we all had to […]

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2019.10.06 Homily

Readings and Gospel from USCCB If we have but a little faith, it is more than enough. / The faith given to us in Baptism, is enough to move mountains. If we do not put it to use, then that’s on us. //// The trick to understanding the second half of the Gospel, is knowing […]

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2019.09.29 Homily

Readings and Gospel from USCCB ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ Let them listen. //// To […]

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2019.09.22 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We cannot serve two masters.  Jesus is stating a fact about human nature. We are only capable of having one priority at any given time. //// There is a way to determine our fundamental priority.  Ask yourself this question, and answer it truthfully: Why do you get out of bed […]

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2019.09.08 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Think back to the last time you bought something substantial. Not necessarily a house or a car, but more like a new phone, or a dishwasher, or a mattress. Something with a decent price tag. Remember shopping, narrowing down your options to exactly what you need, in the price range […]

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