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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Homily

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 John 2:13-22 November 9, 2014   Today we celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.  There are not many days that take precedence over the normal Sunday readings.  Last week, All Souls’ Day was one and now this […]

What Does It Mean To Be a Church?

Easter is the most important time of the year for us as we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist, Jesus’ Crucifixion, and his Resurrection not as three separate events but one event over three days intimately linked together (for more on this see http://renewaloffaith.org/ls/easter2008.htm).  What we celebrate at Easter defines who we are as Catholics […]

Just Back From New York City

I just returned this evening from a short time to New York City.  Yesterday I attended an all-day meeting of PCNY (the Priests’ Council of New York).  We hold quarterly meetings with priests representing all the diocese of New York State.  We come together to discuss the common challenges we face.  This month one of […]