Tag Archives: Sacred Scripture

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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Chaire, Kecharitomene—Fourth Sunday of Advent (Cycle B)

2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38             “Chaire! Kecharitomene!” This is Gabriel’s greeting. “Hail, full of grace!” In this fourth Sunday of Advent, we celebrate the one named full of grace, the one whom all generations … Continue reading

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Wisdom Waits at the Gate—Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Wisdom 6:12–16; II Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13 Terry Pratchett, a popular science fiction writer, once wrote, “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.” And that, my friends, encapsulates my life as a young adult. … Continue reading

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Fences: Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time—Cycle A

Ezekiel 33:7–9; Romans 13:8–10; Matthew 18:15–20 So when I looked at the readings for this weekend, I immediately thought, “Oh this is going to be ONE OF THOSE homilies.” I will try to let the Holy Spirit do the talking … Continue reading

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A Still, Small Voice: Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time—Cycle A

1 Kings 19:9a, 10–13a; Romans 9:1–5; Matthew 14:22–33 I used to be involved in an online discussion group where a fair number of former police officers participated, and the subject of de-escalation came up—that is, how to help people go … Continue reading

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Yoke Yourself to Him—Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Zechariah 9:9–10; Romans 8:9, 11–13; Matthew 11:25–30 My oldest granddaughter, Kennady, has always had a sense for or awareness of the mystical. When she was around 4, Gina was reading to her for the first time from a book of … Continue reading

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