2019.01.06 Epiphany

Gospel and Readings from USCCB When I was a child, every once in a while, I’d bring a few flowers to my mother. She would graciously and happily accept them, all the while knowing that I had picked them in her flower garden. //// That is the same story we hear today in our Gospel, […]

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2018.12.30 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB I wanted to make this homily about family. It’s the feast of the holy family, what better time to talk about it. The Church has so many wonderful things to say about it: the domestic church, the school of holiness, the icon of the Trinity. But God said no, that […]

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2018.12.23 Homily

Gospel and readings at USCCB “Blessed are you who believed, that what was spoken to you by the Lord, would be fulfilled.” If only that could be said for each of us. //// But perhaps it can. The question we must consider is are we doing what Mary did? Are we doing, what God has […]

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2018.12.16 Homily

There is a fairy tale, that I dimly remember from my childhood. There was a rich baron or duke or something like that. And he was constantly throwing parties and feasts. At those parties, he’d have a little too much to drink, and order that the excess food be brought to all the beggars in […]

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2018.12.09 Homily

Gospel and Readings at USCCB The mountains of the Holy Land are similar to our beloved Ozark hills. In fact, there were some places around Jerusalem that looked just like the Ozarks, only a little less green. If you have ever hiked these hills, either over by Roaring River or somewhere else, you know how […]

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2018.12.02 Homily

Gospel and Readings at USCCB   When Jesus speaks about his second coming and the end of the world: he tells us about the signs that will precede it. In this Gospel he speaks of signs in the heavens and great storms at sea. In other places, he speaks of wars, insurrections, earthquakes, famine, persecutions, […]

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2018.11.25 Christ the King Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB   There is a popular icon of Jesus in the Eastern church, and it is given the title of Pantocrator. There is no direct translation of the term: it means all-powerful, the ruler of all, the sustainer of everything. It is a title that recognizes the Kingship of Jesus: that […]

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2018.11.18 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB   I ask you to keep in mind 3 pieces of art, 3 pieces of media: The first, is the song “It’s the End Of The World As We Know It” by R.E.M., released in 1987. The second is the film “Dr Strangelove” directed by Stanley Kubrick, from 1964. And […]

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2018.11.11 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB   It is considered wisdom, to plan for the future. To max out yearly 401k contributions, to have enough, and maybe even more than enough, for a comfortable and long retirement. / It is wisdom to live within one’s means. Building up that nest egg, a penny saved, is a […]

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