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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year ASirach 27:30-28:7Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 (8)Romans 14:7-9Matthew 18:21-35September 13, 2020 It can be hard to forgive.  It can be even harder to forgive the same person over and over for the same thing.  Peter knows this.  So, he asks Jesus, “How often must I forgive?  As many as […]

Got Questions?

Those of you who are longtime readers of my blog know that sometimes I can go months without writing here on my blog except for posting my Sunday homily. Those long gaps are never my goal. I very much enjoy writing these articles. I just struggle sometimes to find the time to write. I have […]

A Little About This Blog and an Invitation for Feedback

During this time of the Coronavirus I have been posting articles here on the blog every two to three days.  I have very much enjoyed being able to do this.  I started this blog about ten years ago (see “Why a Blog for Renewal of Faith”).  For the first couple of years, I wrote somewhat […]

Some Thoughts on Atheism

I just finished reading a book called Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There is No God by Anthony DeStefano (Nelson Books, Nashville. 2018). Before I highlight a couple of ideas from the book, I want to first caution anyone who decides to read the book against thinking all atheists […]

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 […]

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 […]

Living as Disciples

Today’s first reading (11/22/17, 33rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time, Year One) continues on the same struggle as yesterday’s first reading.  Yesterday, Eleazar, a 90 year old man who remained faithful to the Jewish customs was being forced to choose between being executed for failing to follow the king’s (Gentile) ways or to eat the pork forbidden […]