Category Archive: Homilies

Idolatry Revisted


Tuesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time Whenever this gospel passage came up in my youth, I would also hear that money is the devil’s manure. Then some shrewd church administrator would add,… Continue reading

We Are Tired of Being Tired


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Conflict is a total turn-off. I think it’s because I ‘m a middle child. I like that people live together in peace and get along smoothly and work… Continue reading

Our Hardness of Heart Notwithstanding


St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest & Martyr The early Christian community was plagued with divisions that had to be addressed. Jesus’ teachings on reconciliation and forgiveness are reminders of God’s gracious mercy and willingness… Continue reading

The Outer Limits of Forgiveness


Thursday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time If reconciliation is the goal, we cannot be too quick to dismiss any hint or sign that damage to a relationship or a break in communion… Continue reading

Why Flog a Dead Horse?


Wednesday of Week 19 in Ordinary Time For any friendship or relationship to continue, there would be a need for both sides or all parties concerned to desire that it continue. All it… Continue reading

That One Awesome Glorious Moment


Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” adapted by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon from the classic novel of English children’s literature by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911,… Continue reading

Opposite Day


Friday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time There seems to be a clear disparity between the values of the world and the values of the Kingdom of God. That isn’t news at all. So… Continue reading

Get Out, You Dawg!


Wednesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time In its current use it is often intended as a term of endearment. And most dog owners and dog lovers will not be offended. Clearly, Jesus… Continue reading

How Do You NOT Be Afraid?


St. John Mary Vianney, Priest Fear is a natural emotional response that happens when we come across unfamiliar territory and we are unable to figure out a way through. The other day I… Continue reading

Prophet Schmophet


St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest If true to their nature, a prophet will get under people’s skin. Both Jeremiah and Jesus in today’s readings attest to that fact. We are more likely to… Continue reading

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