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Why train the heart?: A homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 16, 2014. Sirach 15:15-20; 1Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 Why train the heart? In my years of ministry to the engaged couples, I was frequently asked by the couples, “Why is it wrong for us … Continue reading

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Giving Him an undivided Heart: A homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 8th, 2013 Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17, Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 A few weeks before I entered the seminary in Boston, Massachusetts in 2001, I heard the surprising story of a 78 year … Continue reading

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Holding on to the truly better part: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time. July 21st 2013 Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 Holding on to the truly better part I cannot count the number of times I have heard comments about prayer that went something like this, “I … Continue reading

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