Tag Archives: homilies

Marriage Prep Reflection

This last weekend, we had a summary prayer service and brunch for the people who took part in our marriage prep program this last session. I was already for it, but a death in the family called me away, so I modified … Continue reading

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The Choice You Make—Sixth week in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Sirach 15:15–20; 1 Cor. 2:6–10; Matt. 5:17–37 I’m going to be bold and propose something to you that I believe is true and consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, even though many of us don’t realize it. Actually, … Continue reading

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The Epiphany of Our Lord

Isaiah 60:1–6; Ephesians:2–3a, 5–6; Matthew 2:1–12 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, an ancient celebration of the Church in both the East and the West. In the common use of the word, an epiphany is a sudden perception … Continue reading

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Wise Stewards, Watchful Servants: 29th Wednesday of Ordinary Time

Ephesians 3:2–12; Luke 12: 39–48 The readings today concern stewardship: the guarding of treasures put into our possession for their safekeeping, or the authority entrusted to us for the benefit of others. And this is a message we so badly … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Civic Obligations—28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

2 Kings 5:14–17; 2 Timothy 2:8–13; Luke 17:11–19 My dentist is one of our parishioners here: Dr. Scott Morrell. He takes very good care of me and hires top-notch hygienists. I’m one of those lucky few who have excellent dental … Continue reading

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Why, Lord?—26th Wednesday of Ordinary Time (Cycle II)

Job 9:1–12, 14–16; Luke 9:57–62 Why do bad things happen to good people? That question seems to be at the forefront of Job’s story. There’s a whole branch of theology that we refer to as theodicy dedicated to this question … Continue reading

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God doesn’t want you to be happy—Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

  2 Samuel 12:7–10, 13; Galatians 2:16, 19–21; Luke 7:36–8:3 God doesn’t want you to be happy. God doesn’t want you to be prosperous. God doesn’t want you to be successful. God doesn’t want you to “be nice” to others. … Continue reading

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