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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Kings 4:42-44 Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 July 26, 2015 The events of our first reading happen in a time of drought so food was scarce and people were hungry.  The man presents twenty barley loaves to Elisha the prophet.  Elisha directs him to give it to the […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:13-18 Mark 6:30-34 July 19, 2015 Last week we heard Jesus send out the Twelve.  This week they report back and He tells them to take some time to rest. It’s important to realize they didn’t go out on their own never to return.  They […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B  Amos 7:12-15 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:7-13 July 12, 2015 They say if you want to avoid controversy don’t talk about religion or politics. We need to talk about our faith but never to ruffle feathers but to speak the truth. Amos has been speaking about the faith as […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Ezekiel 2:2-5 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:1-6 July 5, 2015 This weekend is, of course, our national holiday remembering the signing of The Declaration of Independence and how we came to be a free nation. So this weekend we celebrate freedom.  In 1776, it was freedom from an […]

The Church’s Teaching on Marriage

On June 26th, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that two people of the same gender have the right to marry in our entire country.  Archbishop Kurtz, President of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop (USCCB) immediately issued a statement describing the court’s decision as “a tragic error.”  The court’s decision is […]