2021.10.10 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB I had a scripture professor at seminary who retired. When we asked her what she was planning for retirement, she said she was looking forward to finally living this passage from the Gospel. She was going to get rid of everything she owned that didn’t fit into two suitcases, and […]

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8.29.2021 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Jesus draws a sharp divide in our Gospel between the ways of God, and the ways of humanity. As a result of the fall, and the evil that it released into the world, the ways of humanity, are contaminated. It is from within our hearts, that come evil thoughts, theft, […]

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2021.08.08 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The Law of the Conservation of Energy states that, within an isolated system, the total energy of that system remains constant. We see this played out all around us. For example, when a baseball player is up to bat. The energy of the bat as he swings it, is transferred […]

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2021.07.18 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB This past Monday, the Gospel for mass began: “Jesus said to his Apostles:“Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth.I have come to bring not peace but the sword.For I have come to set    a man against his father,        a daughter against her mother,   […]

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2021.07.11 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB An interesting aspect of the life of Jesus, is how often he apparently failed. There are times recorded in the Gospels, where he preached beautiful sermons, and the people abandoned him. Many times when he performed miracles and healings, he told the people he healed not to tell anyone, but […]

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2021.07.04 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Do our family and friends, know that we are prophets? //// When I began feeling God calling me to be a priest, while I was still a teenager, I started to pay close attention to everything our pastor did during mass. The way he chanted parts of the mass, the hand […]

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2021.06.27 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB In our Gospel, we see Jesus walking into an impossible situation. We are early in the Gospel of Mark, and Jesus has already healed a few lepers, cast out a few demons, and just healed a woman with hemmorages that could not be cured by the medicine of the day. […]

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