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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 July 27, 2014 How valuable is the Kingdom of Heaven to us? Does the word “treasure” fit? How much a treasure is it? Jesus talks about a treasure so valuable that when found, a person would give up anything for […]

Some Thoughts on Violence and Homily 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Romans 8:26-27 Matthew 13:24-43 July 20, 2014 Our God is all-knowing and all-powerful.  There is nothing God cannot do.  God can choose to do whatever he wants. What does God choose to do?  God chooses to love. When we sin God could choose to destroy […]

How We React to Stuff

What follows is  a piece I wrote for next week’s bulletin. How We React to “Stuff” Just about a month ago I was driving back to Ithaca. I was near Mecklenburg when a coy dog walked out in front on me (for those who don’t know what a coy dog is, it’s a vague term […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 55:10-11 Romans 8:18-23 Matthew 13:1-23 July 13, 2014   Jesus drew large crowds whenever he arrived in a town.  Why?  People must have known about him.  The only way they could have known about Jesus is because people were talking about him.  God did not send an […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Homily – Year A

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Zechariah 9:9-10 Romans 8:9, 11-13 Matthew 11:25-30 July 6, 2014 Why are you here? This might seem like a simple question with an obvious answer but I think it is a question that we need to ask ourselves from time to time. So, again, why are you here? […]