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Devotion to Our Lady of “no excuses”: A homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 19, 2017. Prov 31:10-13, 19-20,30-1; 1Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 Devotion to Our Lady of “no excuses” “She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.”  The woman of Proverbs 31 … Continue reading

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Catholicism and the call to humility: A homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 5, 2017. Mal 1:14-2:2,8-10; Ps 131; 1 Thes 2:7-9,13; Mt 23:1-12 Catholicism and the call to humility When Jesus was presented in the temple by Mary and St. Joseph, the aged Simeon described Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Loving God and neighbor: Why and How? A homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 29, 2017. Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40 Loving God and neighbor: Why and how? I can still remember his face and the passionate tone of his voice when he spoke those words … Continue reading

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Freedom from self-deception: A homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 22nd 2017 Is 45:1, 4-6; 1Thes 1:1-5; Mt 22:15-21 Freedom from self-deception In his interview with Alastair Campbell in GQ last week, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby was pointedly asked about his view on … Continue reading

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The secret of the chosen ones: A homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary time

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 15, 2017 Is 25:6-10; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 The Secret of the chosen ones St. Paul is incarcerated probably in Ephesus after drawing the ire of both Jews and Gentiles for his proclamation … Continue reading

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An unexplainable peace in a chaotic world: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 8, 2017. 1s 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 An unexplainable peace in a chaotic world Have you tried to understand the gruesome killing of concert attendees last week in Las Vegas? So many unanswerable … Continue reading

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The Marian path to Christ-like attitude: A homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 1, 2017. Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 The Marian path to Christ-like attitude I pulled out my Rosary beads to pray during a plane flight some years ago.  The passenger next to me … Continue reading

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