Category Archive: Homilies

An Icky, Awesome, Glorious Mess

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time First, I want to get this out of the way. Jesus’ closest friends happened to all be men, and were unaccustomed to taking care of children. So they… Continue reading

Welcome to the Mind of God

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time For a moment I invite us to imagine what it’s like to enter the mind of God. This is just a hypothetical exercise, so try not to wander.… Continue reading

Profile of a Disciple

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time I love crime drama, preferably intelligent crime drama, where the characters have depth, and answers to the burning questions aren’t so obvious. Every so often, it’s nice when… Continue reading

Knowing the Right Answer is Not Enough

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Face it. We like it when people think highly of us. When one of your teachers has something nice to say about you on your report card, or… Continue reading

Rebuilding a Life Beyond Outrage

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Whether we like it or not, human traditions will form wherever human beings are found. It’s absolutely unavoidable. It’s very much like politics. Politics can only exist where… Continue reading

Why Go Home Hungry Ever Again?

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Food and I, we get along. That’s just in case you didn’t know. And in return a good variety of foods enjoy my company. But not all of… Continue reading

On Our Hungers & Our Leftovers

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time I don’t cook often, but when I do, I only cook food I like to eat. Makes absolute sense to me. And the main reason, of course, is… Continue reading

Amid the Flock

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time At the ordination of a priest, after the ritual laying on of hands, the ordaining bishop anoints the priest’s hands with Sacred Chrism, the perfumed oil also used… Continue reading

Successful Careers for the Unqualified

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time I believe a successful career is marked by certain measurable benchmarks. To name a few in no particular order; one, you will want financial security—to be able to… Continue reading

The Divine Achilles’ Heel

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Kryptonite. Harmless to you, me, and most everyone else on the planet. I say most because we all know it is the one substance that reduces to a glorious heaping… Continue reading

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