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Bound: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Gen. 3:9–15; 2 Cor. 4:13–5:1; Mark 3:20–35 It’s been a long week, with work and ordinations, so my homily will be brief today—unless, of course, the Holy Spirit takes hold of me. Then we could be here for a long … Continue reading

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Acts 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1: 17-23; Mark 16: 15-20 I don’t know if you’ve heard, but apparently Jesus never really existed—or if He did, He’s just a copy of some other pagan god who already existed before Him. Have you … Continue reading

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Christ’s Divine Mercy—Second Sunday of Easter 2018 (Cycle B)

Acts 4:32–35; 1 John 5:1–6; John 20:19–31 Divine Mercy is the theme this Sunday, and the readings explain how this mercy is manifested in the early Church. As Acts notes, the members of the Church shared what they had with … Continue reading

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Grace, Light, Love, and Truth—Fourth Sunday of Lent (Cycle A–B)

1 Sam. 16:1b, 6–7, 10–13a; Eph. 5:8–14; John 9:1–41; 2 Chron. 36:14–16, 19–23; Eph. 2:4–10; John 3:14–21 I have two themes I want to discuss in regards to today’s readings: grace and light, and their relationship to two attributes of … Continue reading

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Healing the Leper in Us—Sixth week in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Leviticus 13:1–2, 44–46; 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1; Mark 1:40–45 As many of you know, I returned to the Catholic faith when I was in my late 30s. For those of you who have practiced your faith steadily for your entire life, … Continue reading

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Members of the Body of Christ—Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

1 Samuel 3:3–10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13b–15, 17–20; John 1:35–42 I tend to lean on the gospel readings heavily when I write my homilies and less on the readings from the epistles, usually Paul’s writings. I’m going to deviate from … Continue reading

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14; Colossians 3:12–21; Luke 2:22–30 Today is a feast in honor of families, and particularly, the most Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Our readings from Sirach, Colossians, and Luke all focus on the obligations of family … Continue reading

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