Category Archive: Homilies

The Tenderness God


Thursday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time After some verses from the prophet Hosea calling Israel to turn away from their unfaithfulness, we hear God calling out with words of patience and compassion,… Continue reading

Privilege & Unintended Consequences


Wednesday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time The Prophet Hosea is calling Israel to task because prosperity has gotten to their head. They were neglecting their relationship with God. More specifically they were… Continue reading

Mercy is God’s Response


Tuesday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time The prophet Hosea’s personal experience of his wife’s unfaithfulness gave him a unique perspective to enable him to raise the issue of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God.… Continue reading

Come to Me


Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Are you tired yet? It’s okay to admit it. 2020 has been one long exhausting, soul-sapping, mind-numbing decade. Maybe you have something particular in mind—the global pandemic, systemic… Continue reading

America the Quilt


Saturday of Week 13 in Ordinary Time Happy Birthday America! And it is useful to pause at least once each year at that special spot on our trek around the sun (we should… Continue reading

Invitation & Response


St. Thomas, Apostle I failed to upload Tuesday’s homily because we blessed and installed the steeple on the new church. And by the time I got back, my focus was elsewhere. Besides, it… Continue reading

O You of Little Faith


Tuesday of Week 13 in Ordinary Time Faith is both God’s gift and our response to that gift. So God’s gift will always be adequate since God alone knows what we need even… Continue reading

Church Reenvisioned Post-Pandemic


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I think I’ve figured something out. I’ve been thinking lately there’s something about people that’s a little off. It’s an affliction of the spirit, something like a human… Continue reading

Who Am I To Say Who Is Deserving?


Saturday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time Despite Jesus’ declaration that he came to fulfill the Law, he was regarded by his opponents as a lawbreaker. But Jesus was familiar with the heart… Continue reading

God Desires Our Healing


Friday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time With the destruction of the temple, the tearing down of the city walls, and the execution of the sons of King Zedekiah, the royal line of… Continue reading

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