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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Numbers 11:25-29 James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 September 27, 2015 Moses said, “Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets!  Would that the Lord might bestow his spirit on them all!” What are we called to be in this world?  Are we all called to […]

The Pope is in Town

The following is taken from a column I wrote for the local Knights of Columbus Chapter. Well, not exactly.  The Pope didn’t come to Tompkins County but he did come to Cuba, Washington, DC, New York City, and as I write this he is in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. From a U.S. perspective, […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30-37 September 20, 2015 In our first reading from the Book of Wisdom, we hear how the people are upset with the just one, calling him obnoxious.  Why are they upset with him?  Simply because he is against their doings, reproaches their […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Isaiah 50:5-9a James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35 September 13 2015 Jesus asks His disciples “Who do people say that I am?”  Jesus has been performing miracles and teaching.  He knows people are talking about Him.  This is what He wants because when we talk about Jesus we can come […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Isaiah 35:4-7a James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 *Psalm 146, 6-7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b) September 6, 2015 “Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! What frightens us?  What comes to mind for you?  It might be being the victim of physical violence.  It might be the […]