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

Our Highest Priority


Thursday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time After all his instruction of the crowd, Jesus reminds them that it is not enough to know what God wants of us. We have above all… Continue reading

In Praise of Humility


Birthday of St. John the Baptist It’s six months to Christmas! The angel told Mary that Elizabeth her cousin was with child six months when she agreed to be the mother of God’s… Continue reading

Where the Perils of Judgement Lie


Tuesday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time Judgement is neither good nor bad. It is information. Rather, what we choose to do with that information becomes a choice for doing good or bad.… Continue reading

A Face Only a Mother Can Love


Immaculate Heart of Mary I’m not a mother. So I don’t know what mothers see when they look at their children. Maybe they see their husbands, or at least the father of those… Continue reading

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