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Sunday Homilies





Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:59:25 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:18:29 +0000

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2010 Kevin Michael Laughery
 



Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 20, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:59:25 +0000

One of the strangest conversations imaginable comes from three men crucified together.  Christ the King rules from the instrument of his execution.


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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:56:56 +0000

We are mortal.  We have no control over our dissolution.  We cast our lot with the Savior who reached out to us by taking mortality upon himself.


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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 6, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:49:31 +0000

Does the promise of eternal life encourage us to suppose that the here and now does not matter?  No; for eternity is found in every passing moment.


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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 30, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:40:12 +0000

The charming story of Zacchaeus assures us that conversion can come to our household as well.  


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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:31:03 +0000

The homilist was away on October 9 and 16.  -- If we can offer the prayer "Be merciful to me, a sinner," and if we steel ourselves for the long haul of faithfulness, we will be properly oriented toward our God.


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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:17:35 +0000

The homilist was not supposed to be here today: explanation is on audio.  We must struggle to see that an honest day's work contributes to the entire vision.


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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:09:26 +0000

The rich man with Lazarus at his door: was he unaware of him?  The rich man convicts himself, demonstrating his acquaintance with this poor man.  We likewise know that Lazarus and his fellows are at our door.


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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:01:04 +0000

Initiative: it is applied for evil and for good.  If we are dedicated to the Kingdom of God, we will exercise initiative on its behalf.


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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:28:30 +0000

Toward the end of the Year of Mercy, we consider the golden calf, the fatted calf, butter calves, and Paul's self-description as not knowing what he was doing in his unbelief.


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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 4, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:05:10 +0000

The homilist did not preach on August 28.  -- What does the Kingdom of God demand of us?  Great flexibility.  We think of the slave Onesimus and the sacred character of human labor.  We remember the inner struggle of St. Teresa of Kolkata.


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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 21, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:45:43 +0000

"Enter through the narrow gate."  Jesus has gone through the narrowest gate of all: the death we all must face.  We therefore enter into the love which led him there.


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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 14, 2016

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:36:59 +0000

Looking for comfort today?  The Scriptures are more about struggle and perseverance.


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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 7, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:43:10 +0000

We are called to trust that our God is eager for us to enter into his Kingdom.  Faith bids us perceive that every moment of our existence is an opening into eternal joy. 


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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 31, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:37:59 +0000

We must reconsider the fantasies our minds have woven.  We must affirm that God holds our life in his hands.  


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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 24, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:28:50 +0000

Is it possible to bargain with God?  Abraham thought so.  Our pleading in prayer leads us to purify our intentions.  God is eager to give us the help we really need.


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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 17, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:23:46 +0000

The homilist was away the past two Sundays.  -- Hospitality need not lead us to anxiety.  Paying attention to our guests in fact leads us to the peace of contemplating the goodness of God.  Our sufferings are united with those of Jesus.


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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 26, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:17:07 +0000

Elisha eliminated obstacles to his answer of the call of Elijah.  We must turn from the half-hearted responses of would-be disciples of Jesus.  Renunciation leads to the deepest freedom.


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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 19, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:04:29 +0000

Our classifying, labeling, and dismissing of people leads to such things as the Orlando mass shooting last Sunday.  Saint Paul calls for no such classifying.


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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 12, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:59:55 +0000

Every Catholic Christian must become intimately familiar with the Scriptures.  David and Bathsheba are linked today with Jesus' proclamation of forgiveness for the woman who approaches him.


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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 5, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:54:43 +0000

Saint Paul, in Galatians, calls us to an appreciation of the ways in which God is changing and converting us.  Elijah and Jesus proclaim resurrection as they act in favor of the sons of widows.


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Body and Blood of Christ, May 29, 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:48:17 +0000

It is well for us to appreciate Melchizedek as a "type" of Jesus: both offer bread and wine.


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The Most Holy Trinity, May 22, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:35:19 +0000

I think this is the first time I ever got an "Awww..." over something I said in a homily.  And on Trinity Sunday?!?


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Pentecost, May 15, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:33:25 +0000

Our existence in the flesh is good.  Spirit supplies what we need when flesh can go no further.


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Ascension of the Lord, May 8, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:24:53 +0000

Let us be especially aware of the description, from Hebrews, of Jesus entering the heavenly sanctuary, and know that his gift of self is utterly personal.


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Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:21:58 +0000

Borrowing from the Seventh Sunday of Easter, we read Jesus' aspiration "that all may be one" and consider, in light of the first reading, that unity is achieved and maintained painstakingly.


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Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:16:29 +0000

On love as feeling and as virtue.


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Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 17, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:13:40 +0000

From day to day, as in the case of the Apostles, it may seem that few are being gathered in.  We hold before us the image of the "multitude" of the Book of Revelation.


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Third Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:11:44 +0000

Love itself can be uncomfortable.  Just ask Peter.


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Second Sunday of Easter, April 3, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:09:18 +0000

I may have recorded Easter, but it may have been part of a recording which did not get shut off for hours.  -- Doing right by Thomas, and the perils of having chewing gum in school.


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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, March 20, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:07:12 +0000

A consideration of a strange and wonderful conversation: "This day you will be with me in paradise."


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Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:04:57 +0000

We tend to be our own judge, jury, and executioner.  God does a new thing: setting us free from our self-imposed prisons.


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Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:57:19 +0000

The annoying parable of the Prodigal Son.  (I can't remember why I don't have a recording for Feb. 28.)


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Second Sunday of Lent, February 21, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:53:24 +0000

"Isn't life awful -- and wonderful?"  The Transfiguration prepares for the fullness of the mystery of death and resurrection.


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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 7, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:47:56 +0000

More calls.  Our vocation is founded upon Jesus' resurrection; Paul hands on to us the testimony of the earliest witnesses to Jesus' rising.


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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 24, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:43:22 +0000

An exercise in avoiding perfectionism: So what if the blog page is a little bit out of chronology?  -- The importance of feelings in human life.


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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 17, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:38:36 +0000

On saving the good wine for later.


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First Sunday of Lent, February 14, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:32:33 +0000

Temptation as a disordered appeal to our ego.


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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 31, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:18:09 +0000

The call of Jeremiah and Jesus' rejection at the beginning of his ministry, as well as the reflection on love as the greatest gift, cause us to consider our giftedness.


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Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2016

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 23:56:51 +0000

Going deeper into baptism than the concept of "your ticket to heaven." 


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Epiphany of the Lord, January 3, 2016

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 19:58:26 +0000

Epiphany is always a good time to look at xenophobia.  Have you any idea why we might want to look at xenophobia?


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Holy Family, December 27, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:29:04 +0000

Presenting Scriptural proof that Mary and Joseph drove a Dodge.


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Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:27:37 +0000

Imagine the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, and consider the awareness of God's favor which these women enjoyed.


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Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:24:50 +0000

Joy is made of stern stuff.


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Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:20:51 +0000

In the midst of further horror (San Bernardino), we join with the ancients who longed so deeply for a straight path to God.


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First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:15:27 +0000

Embrace Advent -- the alternative to Black Friday.


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Christ the King, November 22, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:11:55 +0000

What is truth?  We refrain from the cynicism of Pontius Pilate and embrace the fullness of truth to be found in our suffering servant.


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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 15, 2015

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:07:22 +0000

The end of the world?  In light of the griefs of the past week (Paris massacres), perhaps God is giving us a chance to begin the world!


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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 8, 2015

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 22:16:16 +0000

"The widow's mite" and our concerns about being good "stewards" of the temporal affairs God has entrusted to us.


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All Saints, November 1, 2015

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:55:21 +0000

The homilist was away from the ambo throughout October.  -- We consider our call to holiness as we remember Pope Francis and his evocation of Dorothy Day.


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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 27, 2015

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:31:01 +0000

"Whoever is not against us is for us."  As we reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, we are to find every strength and advantage in a principle of inclusion.


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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 20, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:56:36 +0000

Unsettled, dispiriting things are swirling around within us.  We must seek divine healing for our various resentments and accept the peace which allows us to be gifts to one another.


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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 13, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:54:27 +0000

Peter professes his faith in Jesus, but also reveals that the concept of "suffering servant" eludes him


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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 6, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:51:00 +0000

The refugee situation in Europe is another proof that we can never escape the xenophobic tendencies pointed out today in the Letter of James.


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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:48:10 +0000

If you think that what passes through and comes out of you is repulsive, apply your feeling of disgust instead to the evil attitudes which you harbor in your hearts.


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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:45:22 +0000

Decision and commitment move us to stand with a spouse and with the God who promises his intimate presence.


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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 16, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:41:29 +0000

Ephesians touches upon singing as a fundamental Christian activity, while Proverbs gives us the image of the banquet as the preferred way to describe how God loves us.


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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 9, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:37:38 +0000

A man named Donald Trump was in the news; this led to my comments about respect, as alluded to in the Ephesians passage.  


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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 2, 2015

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:24:28 +0000

It is the most reasonable thing in the world to ask "What is it?" when presented with unfamiliar food.  "Manna" means "What is it?"  We are still asking "What is it?" when we are given the Bread of Life.


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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:30:38 +0000

The homilist was away last week.  We consider what we hunger for, and what will satisfy our hunger.


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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 12, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:27:56 +0000

How do we evaluate the reliability of a prophet?  Consider whether or not he is enriching himself.


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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:24:01 +0000

"He can't be any good, because he's from here!"  We have to consider this very common and very strange way of thinking.


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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 28, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:20:38 +0000

The heartwarming account of Jesus piling healing upon healing.


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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 21, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:17:45 +0000

The homilist was away last week.  Today, in light of God's address to Job, we consider the encyclical of Pope Francis on the environment, and the murders in Charleston, S.C. 


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The Body and Blood of Christ, June 7, 2015

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:11:41 +0000

In this year's Scriptures, we focus on the meaning of the blood of sacrifice.


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Note

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:56:08 +0000

I believe that, in the last dozen or so posts, there may be a couple of inaccuracies as to labeling.  At some point (but not right now) I will review them and make any corrections necessary.




The Holy Trinity, May 31, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:43:27 +0000

God, in his dynamism, demonstrated in the relationships of the Trinity, enters into human affairs, definitively so in Jesus.


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Pentecost, May 24, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:42:09 +0000

The fruits of the Holy Spirit are amazing and peaceful indications that conversion has occurred.


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Ascension of the Lord, May 17, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:40:15 +0000

The homilist was away on May 10.  Let's be careful when interpreting the snakes and poison of the conclusion of Mark's Gospel.  The one who ascended did so because he had first descended to the depths of human misery.


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Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:38:05 +0000

A vine and branches are the same substance, just as Jesus is truly human and thus of the same substance as ourselves.  We see, in the case of the converted Saul/ Paul, how important community is for certifying who has experienced conversion.


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Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:34:58 +0000

First John hints at our exalted dignity.  Peter comments on the uproar over the healing of the beggar at the Temple gate.


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Third Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:31:48 +0000

Jesus resurrected our enfleshed humanity.  We must take this seriously as we seek to appreciate how God affirms the goodness of the way he made us.


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Second Sunday of Easter, April 12, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:27:29 +0000

The earliest Christians "had everything in common."  We who are invested in the notion of private property may find this practice challenging.  If we are heirs to the resurrection, other possessions become less of a concern.


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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, March 29, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:23:47 +0000

I accidentally left the recorder on after the homily.  I don't think there's anything ugly or shameful in the forty-some minutes which were inadvertently recorded.  You may enjoy this for its capturing some of my typical Sunday morning.


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Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 22, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:19:59 +0000

Jesus makes a statement about the death of the grain of wheat, applying it to himself.  We seek properly to apply it to ourselves.


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Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 15, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:17:10 +0000

God has given us all things.  We seek to express our thanks.


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Third Sunday of Lent, March 8, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 18:10:14 +0000

There's no recording for March 1, since I cancalled Sunday Masses due to heavy snow.  Today we are introduced to the scandal which leads to Jesus' crucifixion: the scandal of his affirming that he is the Son of God.


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First Sunday of Lent, February 22, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 17:57:33 +0000

We must be well aware that the sufferings of Jesus have meaning because he willingly took them upon himself


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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15, 2015

Sun, 31 May 2015 17:51:48 +0000

A consideration of the many ways in which we separate ourselves from each other.


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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 8, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:50:33 +0000

Jesus demonstrates his own weariness, which is quite similar to what is described by Job.  We need refreshment in the midst of activity.


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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 1, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:42:45 +0000

"Predictions are always difficult, especially about the future."  Prophecy is not necessarily about the future; God, speaking through prophets, has a lot to say to us about how things are right now, and how they must change.


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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 25, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:37:09 +0000

Satire is in the news, and it's in the Bible.  The Book of Jonah gives us the portrait of an unwilling prophet and as we laugh at Jonah, we learn to laugh at our own resistance to God.


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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 18, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:28:20 +0000

Here I am.  How do I hear and understand a call from the God who has given me life?


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Baptism of the Lord, January 11, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:23:24 +0000

Baptism symbolizes many things, including a thirst for human existence to make sense.


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Epiphany of the Lord, January 4, 2015

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:14:15 +0000

Can "foreign" people really be as human as we are?  Somehow we resist this obvious fact of life.  The manifestation of Jesus to the nations helps us break through our self-imposed barriers so that we appreciate our kinship with all people.


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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, December 28, 2014

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:06:42 +0000

The family of Abraham and Sarah, and the Holy Family, help us to see how God's promises are fulfilled in history and through crises.




Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:43:06 +0000

We understand Mary of Nazareth to have been the most free person of all.  We consider whether we will dispose ourselves to cooperate with God as Mary did.


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Third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:32:31 +0000

What is the opposite of joy?  Not suffering, but rather, numbness.


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Second Sunday of Advent, December 7, 2014

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:15:42 +0000

We yearn for a straight path to the meaning of our life.


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First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:07:17 +0000

Break open the heavens and come down among us, that we might be roused from our dullness.


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Christ the King, November 23, 2014

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:52:31 +0000

The last judgment is carried out according to criteria which leave us absolutely depending on God's mercy.


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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:36:23 +0000

The notion of "industry" as a virtue must not obscure the simple fact that even our ability to work is the gift of God.


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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, November 9, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:33:12 +0000

It's the cathedral of Rome and therefore the mother church of the world!  Popes Innocent III and Leo XIII are buried there.  Father Augustus Tolton of our diocese, a candidate for sainthood, was ordained there in 1886.


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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls), November 2, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:30:45 +0000

The homilist was away throughout the month of October.

Bear with the idea of a school having a mausoleum.


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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 28, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:28:35 +0000

"Being a Christian" is not a static condition.  It's all about changing and growing.


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Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:22:45 +0000

Crucifixion as an act of terror, and Jesus' embrace of his crucifixion as the dispelling of terror for his faithful people.


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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 7, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:20:26 +0000

The often exhausting details of living in communion as God's people.


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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 31, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:16:44 +0000

The second of two parts on leadership and all that's implied.


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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 24, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:13:59 +0000

The first of two parts on leadership.


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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 17, 2014

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:10:24 +0000

Humor is a form of communication.  We are challenged to hear the humorous banter between Jesus and this woman.


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