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Cultivating a docile heart at Advent: A homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent. December 1, 2019. Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44 Cultivating a docile heart at Advent I was both sad and surprised to hear from a parish priest that one of his female parishioners threatened to leave … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Christ truly my king? A homily for the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe.

  Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, King of the Universe. November 24, 2019. 2Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43   Is Jesus Christ truly my king? The image of Christ, King of the Universe, played a central role in my … Continue reading

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Pachamama and the crisis of fatherhood in the Church today

Pachamama and the crisis of fatherhood in the Church today. Sheila (not her real name) had a very difficult time relating to the image of God as her faithful Father. She could accept God the Father as Creator of all … Continue reading

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Why we must grow in our faith today: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 6, 2019. Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2Tim 1:6-8,13-14; Lk 17:5-10 Why we must grow in our faith today “Increase our faith.” Jesus had just assured His disciples of the inevitability of temptations and the … Continue reading

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Lazarus, Dives and the Four Last Things: A homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 29, 2019. Amos 6:1,4-7; 1Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 Lazarus, Dives, and the Four Last Things “My child, remember you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad.” … Continue reading

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Taking the first step back to God: A homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 15, 2019. Ex 32:7-11,13-14; 1Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32   Taking the first step back to God “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.” The last few months have been particularly trying … Continue reading

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Making constant sacrifices in our Christian vocation: A homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 8, 2019. Wis 9:13-18; Phlm 9-10,12-17; Lk 14:25-33 Making constant sacrifices in our Christian vocation.   Venerable Fulton Sheen made a commitment to spend a Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament … Continue reading

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