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Created, called, and graced for divine communion: A homily for the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

  Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity. May 27, 2018. Dt 4:32-34,39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 Created, called and graced for divine communion “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you that way and that is … Continue reading

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The struggle for authentic righteousness: A homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 23rd 2016. Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; 2Tim 4:6-8,16-18; LK 18:9-14 The struggle for authentic righteousness “I am a sinner … I am sure of this. I am a sinner whom the Lord looked upon with mercy. … Continue reading

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Welcoming the disguised king: A homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Solemnity of Christ the King. November 23rd 2014 Ez 34:11-12,15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26,28; Mt 25:31-46 Welcoming the disguised King Pope Francis reminded us last week of how easily we Catholics could fail to recognize the Lord Jesus in His numerous visits … Continue reading

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Doing what Christ has done, and even more: A homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter. May 18th 2014. Acts 6:1-7; 1 Pet 2:4-9; Jn 4:1-12 “Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do.” Does Jesus really mean these words? How can we, weak and sinful as we are, … Continue reading

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Disinterestedness: The forgotten virtue – A homily for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 9, 2014. Is 58:7-10; 1Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 Disinterestedness: The forgotten virtue Blessed Theresa of Calcutta was once asked in an interview what she would do if she was forced by the government of … Continue reading

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A truly throwaway culture: A homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. January 19, 2014 Is 9:1-6; Eph 1:3-6, 15-18; Mt 18:1-5, 10 A truly throwaway culture Pope Francis recently described abortion as a manifestation of a throwaway culture. His words made me think, “What exactly are … Continue reading

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Eating the humble but healthy pie: A homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 1, 2013 Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29: Psalm 68:4-7,10-11; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Luke 14:1, 7-14 “You will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” Alehandra Pereyra is a 44 year old woman in the … Continue reading

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