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Homily – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 October 27, 2013 I have competed well, I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith. These are the words Paul writes to Timothy as this letter draws to a close.  Paul was a passionate Apostle for Jesus.  […]

Homily – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Exodus 17:8-13 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 October 20, 2013 Jesus speaks today about the necessity to pray always. Pray always? Doesn’t that mean praying 24/7?  How can we do that?  We need to work, sleep, and eat.  We can’t possibly pray always. Look at the story of Moses.  While […]

Homily – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Gratitude

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 October 13, 2013 Ten lepers, all in need of healing, come to Jesus.  They ask for pity.  With no other action, Jesus tells them to go to the priests. They go as they are told which actually takes a great deal of […]

Homily – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 Luke 17:5-10 October 4, 2013 “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The apostles had faith but they knew their faith was not as strong as it should be.  How many of us feel the same way?  We have some faith.  […]

The Problem of Euthanasia

I just read an article (http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/05/20803178-painless-death-or-precipitous-cliff-transsexual-chooses-euthanasia-after-failed-operation?lite) on the NBC News website about a “man” who choose to be euthanized because of “unbearable psychological suffering.”  “He” was born a woman and choose to have a sex change operation but the operation did not go as she expected.  So she choose to be euthanized rather than deal with […]