Category Archive: Homilies

There Can Be No Going Back


Holy Thursday A friend of mine, a young father of three, was reflecting out loud on Facebook—and yes, that’s what Facebook has become for us now, a place to ponder realities simple and… Continue reading

What Would You Give Me?


Wednesday of Holy Week The passage from the gospel of Matthew makes it sound like Judas had made up his mind about betraying Jesus, and approached the chief priests with this clear intent.… Continue reading

Drama on the Sidelines


Tuesday of Holy Week In our current state of pandemic-induced self-quarantine, we are watching a lot of TV, streaming a lot of video, and reading a lot of books. And the more complex… Continue reading

Bridging the Distance Between Us & God


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion In the face of overwhelming pain and suffering, fear and anxiety, frustration and fatigue throughout the world, as nations and local communities, leaders and families grapple with… Continue reading

The Big Picture


Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter As we approach Holy Week, we see that the conflict between Jesus and the religious leaders continues to escalate. And when the high priest Caiaphas spoke… Continue reading

Together or Right; One but not Both


Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent As we approach Holy Week next week, the gospel tells us of escalating conflict. Ultimatums are about separating winners from losers. Friendships can work out; marriages… Continue reading

Saints & Those Who Make Us Saints


Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent In Jesus, God fulfills all the promises made to Abraham and his descendants. “I will make you the father of a host of nations.” And in… Continue reading

Truth Without Spin


Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Objective truth is the reality that God knows. Our perception of objective truth is sometimes influenced or altered by our prejudices, our experiences, and the opinions… Continue reading

The Price of Our Healing


Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent I did mistakenly refer to the first reading as from Exodus. It’s from Numbers. For the people pf Israel wandering in the wilderness, believing that their… Continue reading

A Convincing Argument Vs. A Life of Conviction


Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent “I can’t defend it. But I know it’s true. And I believe it with all my heart.” Convictions are not always easy to articulate or defend.… Continue reading

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