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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Jeremiah 20:7-9 Romans 12:`01 Matthew 16:21-27 August 31, 2014 Jeremiah wonders if he has been duped in his role as a prophet.  He is proclaiming God’s Word and he suffers derision and reproach for it. Shouldn’t preaching God’s Word be easy?  People should want to hear it, right? […]

Faith and Reason

Yesterday I was privileged to have a conversation with a young woman whose faith is very important to her.  It is inspiring to me to see such faith in young people. She is currently doing an internship and we were talking about the work environment in which finds herself.  It isn’t easy to find a […]

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 22:19-23 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20 August 24, 2014 Eliakim is offered the key to the House of David.  Jesus gives Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.  What is the significance of the keys? We are not talking about keys to our home.  The key that […]

Getting Back On Track

Those of you who are longtime readings of this blog know I used to write articles at least weekly here on various topics and events. It’s been at least several months since I have posted anything on a regular basis besides my Sunday homilies.  Honestly, the only reason the homilies got posted regularly is because I […]

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Matthew 15:21-28 August 17, 2014 Jesus finds time to withdraw to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  One might expect this to be a place where Jesus might find some rest.  He has been ministering to the Jews and is widely known […]

Hearing God’s Whisper

Normally I would be posting my Sunday homily about now but for the first time in a couple of years I did not preach this weekend.  Each summer we welcome a person from a diocese, religious community, or official Catholic group to speak seeking support for their ministry. This weekend we welcomed Deacon Garcia from […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 55:1-3 Romans 8:35, 37-39 Matthew 14:13-21 August 3, 2014   When Jesus got off the boat he was immediately greeted by a vast crowd.  He had gone off to be by himself after hearing of the death of John the Baptist so he could have been upset […]