Tag Archives: Peace

Pentecost: The Church’s birthday – A homily for the solemnity of Pentecost

Solemnity of Pentecost. June 4, 2017 Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7. 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Pentecost: The Church’s birthday Birthdays are times to do two things – offer thanks to God for the grace to turn one year older and reflect on … Continue reading

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Striving to be rich like Jesus: A Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 31st 2016. Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5,9-11; Lk 12:13-21 Striving to be rich like Jesus The Psalmist prays emphatically, “May the gracious care of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the works … Continue reading

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Crowding out fear: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 1, 2016. Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Rev 21:10-14,22-23; Jn 14:23-29 Crowding out fear “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” I had been out all day at the Philippines Immigration office in Intramuros … Continue reading

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Facing the repentance question: A homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 15th 2015. Dan 12:1-3; Heb 10:11-14,18; Mk 13:24-32 Facing the repentance question I must confess that the news about the Islamic terrorist attacks in France this last weekend left me with an initial anger … Continue reading

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The true path to peace: A homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter. May 3rd 2015 Acts 9:26-31; 1Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8 The true path to peace There were two major news items in the United States last week. Maryland was experiencing violent demonstrations following the death of Freddie … Continue reading

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Wounded for the sake of mercy: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter. April 12, 2015 Acts 2:32-35; 1Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31 Wounded for the sake of mercy Jesus Christ, true God, became one like us and lived here in this sinful world. He suffered and died on the … Continue reading

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Why cultivate a discerning heart? A homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 1, 2015 Dt. 18:15-20; 1Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28 Why cultivate a discerning heart? The audience in the synagogue of Capernaum in today’s Gospel passage heard two voices. First of all, they heard the voice … Continue reading

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