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Some Food for Thought on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

At the parish where I serve, St. Luke the Evangelist, we had a missionary preaching today. So, I did not prepare a homily this week. I did sometime reflecting on the readings and offer some thoughts for you to reflect on: The gospel begins by saying, “Jesus was praying in a certain place.” How often […]

Problems with the Blog

For those who subscribe by email to this blog, you may have noticed nothing was being sent out the last couple of weeks. There were technical problems with the blog that appeared to be fixed now (the blog was completely done for the last 2 1/2 days). For those who missed my homilies for July […]

Video Presentation – “Are They Rules or a Way of Life?”

I just uploaded the video and handouts of my latest presentation “Are They Rules or a Way of Life: A Look at the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes” to my website. You can view it at www.renewaloffaith.org/wayoflife. Here’s a description of this presentation – The Ten Commandments are given to us by God.  They are often […]

New Video Presentation – “Advent: Preparing for the Incarnation”

I just completed another presentation and put the video and handouts on my website at www.renewaloffaith.org/adventprep.  It’s something to reflect on as we start our season of Advent and prepare for the Incarnation.  This video is about 50 minutes.  The video will appear small on your screen.  If you double-click on it, it should go […]

The Presentation of Mary and Our Presentation of Ourselves

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is celebrated on November 21st marking the dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary the New in Jerusalem in the year 543.  As with most of the Virgin’s Mary life, we know little about it.  The story of the presentation of […]

My Latest Presentation on Video – “Why Is It So Hard to Forgive Myself (and others)?”

I just finished uploading my latest presentation.  This one is on forgiveness.  Here’s the description: We know we need forgiveness, yet it can be hard to think that God will forgive us.  We think we are not worthy.  We might think that because we keep committing the same sins over and over that God will […]

To One Who Has

The gospel for today’s (9-24-18, Monday of 25th Week in Ordinary Time) is a fairly short gospel but I would like to break it into three parts. Part One “Jesus said to the crowd:  “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so […]

Reflection for Baccalaureate

Tonight I have the honor of offering a reflection during the Newark High School Baccalaureate. It is addressed to this year’s graduating class. Here is my reflection for them: To our graduating seniors, you are about to celebrate a milestone in your lives, graduation. At graduation, you will receive a diploma that signifies you have […]

Column for the May 24, 2018 Sun & Record/Wayne County Mail

In addition to what you find posted here on my blog, I write a column about once a month for the Sun & Record/Wayne County Mail? His column this month is found on page 8 of the May 24, 2018 edition. (Their phone number is 315-589-4421).  This column is on why we do things like […]

5th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 (26a) 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 April 29, 2018 The Acts of the Apostles is the story of the building up of the early church.  One of the challenges the early church faced was persecution from both the Romans and the Jews […]