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Homily – Death Penalty – 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Matthew 5:38-48 February 23, 2014 “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” – Jesus reminds his disciples of these words that are found three times in the Old Testament. These words are still quoted by some today.  It’s […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Sirach 15:15-20 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Matthew 5:17-37 February 16, 2014 Jesus told his disciples that he did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. It might have been nice if he had abolished the Law.  The history of the Law and the people is clear, […]

Homily – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 58-10 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16 February 9, 2014 Jesus says to us as his disciples “You are the salt of the earth.”  Of course, the question becomes in what way are we “salt.” We use salt to flavor our food.  For those who use salt, it […]

Homily – Presentation of the Lord

Presentation of the Lord Malachi 3:1-4 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 February 2, 2014 Normally we would be celebrating the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time today but instead we are celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. There are not many feast days that take precedence over our normal Sunday celebrations.  The way the […]