2020.04.26 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Jesus could not be who he destined himself to be, until after the Resurrection. He could not be everywhere present, where two or three are gathered, until he was Resurrected. / What I mean is that our human bodies, are a limiting factor. We can only be in one place, […]

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2020.04.19 Divine Mercy Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The first Sunday after Easter, we celebrate the Divine Mercy, in reference to Sister Faustina and the visions she received, but also more generally to the fact that God’s mercy is endless. We see a sample of it in our Gospel: God gives Thomas exactly what he needs, whether he […]

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2020.04.12 Easter Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Jesus had died. Everyone saw it, “It is finished” and then the blood and water flowing from his pierced heart. He had been killed through the interaction of a corrupt government, a corrupt church hierarchy, and the betrayal of his friend. Just as he said he would. //// But then […]

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2020.04.09 Holy Thursday Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we celebrate two amazing things Jesus did: the washing of the feet of his Apostles, which we just heard about, and the institution of the Eucharist, which happened at the Last Supper. / We don’t need to hear about the institution of the Eucharist in the Gospel, because we […]

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2020.04.05 Palm Sunday Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB “Let him be crucified!” I remember when I was a child, it was such an awkward line to say during the passion narrative.  To wish death on Jesus. / But as I grew older I began to understand: it is the most natural thing in the world to say. Every […]

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2020.03.29 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we are confronted with the reality of death. A thing which, up until the time of Jesus, was final and complete. Nobody came back from being dead. Dying was the last thing you did, after that, the body was without life, and began to decay. / It is worth […]

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2020.03.22 Homily

Gospel and Readings at USCCB The themes of our Gospel and readings today, are light and vision. In the first reading, Samuel is asked to rely on God’s vision, which sees through external appearance, straight to the heart. Then in the second reading: God is light, allowing us to see and to live righteous and […]

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2020.03.08 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB I once met a holy priest, and heard him preach a few times. His big thing was reading scripture: he encouraged us to read the Bible every day. If we were too busy to spend time reading that day, we should spend double the usual time. / The line he […]

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2020.03.01 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The Church presents to us a beautiful story of redemption in our first reading and Gospel.  How Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden after being tempted once, and how Jesus did not sin at all, while being tempted three times. What Adam and Eve lost in the Garden, is […]

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2020.02.23 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB There is an epic poem by GK Chesterton, entitled The Ballad of the White Horse, which deals with the story of King Alfred, who drove the Danes out of England during the 800’s. A character in the poem, who goes by the name Eldred, is introduced in this way: But […]

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