2022.06.12 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We must begin with a very French name: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. A bit of a tragic figure, he was a theologian, wrote some controversial stuff, was condemned by high level theologians in the Church, and spent most of his later years being commanded by the Vatican to not publish […]

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2022.06.05 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we celebrate Pentecost. The Apostles, praying in the temple, gathering in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to be sent to them. And when the Holy Spirit did descend on them, everything changed. / These men, these loveable buffoons: where men we could understand. They fled in fear […]

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2022.05.29 Homily

I’m back! Have had quite a few things going haywire for the last few months, but everything seems to be settling back down to normal. No promises that I’m back to posting every week, but I’m back for this weekend! Readings and Gospel at USCCB In both the Ascension and Pentecost, we see a pattern […]

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2022.02.20 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB God makes all things possible, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. / Loving your enemies, letting people attack you again and again, giving the shirt off your back to the theif who stole your coat, lend expecting nothing back, no judgement or condemnation: just giving, and not counting […]

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2022.02.06 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We’re going to have to talk about a Latin word today. The word is ‘vocare’ meaning ‘to call.’ It is the ancient root of our word ‘vocation.’ / It immediately evokes a sense that it is something outside of ourselves, that stirs us to action. The voice of God, giving […]

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2022.01.09 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” God’s voice thunders from the Heavens, telling us to pay attention. Wisdom is here, God’s beloved Son, and he is here to teach us. And God commands, that we listen. //// We heard in our first reading from the […]

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