Homilies (8)

Fr David Baunach

2022.09.25 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Jesus gives us a clue as to just how wealthy this rich man was. He wore purple garments. Purple dye in the ancient world was extremely expensive. It was made using sea snails, so it involved divers to harvest them,…

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Fr David Baunach

2022.09.04 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB It seems to me, that Jesus has been hitting us pretty hard the last few weeks. Nothing soft and comforting, only hard truths. Last week, the command to be humble and generous. The week before, striving to enter through the…

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Fr David Baunach

2022.08.28 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today, we begin with a Greek word: The Greek word askesis, meaning athletic practice or training. It is the root of our word asceticism. Our Christian tradition took the word and applied it to the spiritual realm: a word to…

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Fr David Baunach

2022.08.21 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Let us not forget, that the blessings that God bestows, are given to make us saints. God's blessings are given to make us holy. God's blessings, are given so we can make it to Heaven. //// This is a strong…

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Fr David Baunach

2022.08.14 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We typically see division as a bad thing. Division among families is a tragedy. Bickering and fighting and discord are things we want to avoid. / But as usual, God turns this upside down. / He brings division, because in…

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