Saturday, October 13, 2018

Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Isn’t part of life all about gaining wealth – about one’s net worth – being successful and living the dream?  Matter of fact this is so ingrained into our psyche that we can easily and erroneously transfer this ideal to our spirituality – just as the rich young man did in the Gospel story this weekend when he asked, “What do I need to do to inherit eternal life?”
The challenge we all face is that two millennia later this Gospel reminds us that that is the wrong question!

What is the right question and how do we answer it?  Click below and check it out…

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For the readings of this Sunday, click here


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Today’s Gospel may be one of the earliest instances recorded in the Bible of clericalism, for we hear the disciples arguing as to who, among themselves, is the greatest. The second reading warns - “where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice.

Interesting timing for these readings as the Church continues to deal with the fallout from the recent report from the Attorney’s General’s office in Pennsylvania...as well as the public uncovering of some 40 years of abuse by Cardinal McCarrick, known for decades within the Church leadership and left unchecked.

What can we do? The answer Jesus gives us today is focused around – a child. Why a child and what are we called to do?

Check it all out….

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For the readings of this Sunday, click here 


 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Homily: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This weekend we will hear the Gospel of two women, who represent the entire spectrum of society, from impoverished to privileged, who are healed through faith.  Jesus says, “It was faith that saved you.” 
 
So what does it look like?  What does it feel like? How do we show it? For the faith that this Gospel points to is not likely to be what you may think.
 
So what is it?  Check it out. 
 
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For the readings of this Sunday, click here
 

 


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter



In this Sunday’s Gospel we hear the three most important words given to us in the Bible. By far, it is the greatest and hardest thing Christ asked us to do...but truly…it is all that really, really matters.

What are those words…and why do we find it so hard to follow them?

Check it out….
 
For the podcast of the homily, click here

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For the readings of this Sunday, click here

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter




How does this Easter Season call us to change in order to gain focus and direction within our lives and our faith?  It would seem the release of Pope Francis’ latest exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad!  lends perfect timing to help answer that question. What suggestions does the Pope make to you and me on how to answer the “call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities?”  The answer partly lies with one word echoed throughout Lent and in today’s readings…but it doesn’t mean what you think it does!  So what is it and what did the Pope have to say?  Well better check it all out!
For the podcast of the homily, click here
For the transcript of the homily, click here
For the readings of this Sunday, click here
For a complete copy of the Pope’s Exhortation – Rejoice and Be Glad, click here