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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3) Hebrews 5:1-6 Mark 10:46-52 October 28, 2018 The Bible is the story of God’s people.  It is not just history.  It does not just tell us what happened a couple of thousand of years ago.  It does tell us what […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 (22) Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45 October 21, 2018 When I talked last week about attachments and things we might need to let go of, I mentioned awards.  There is nothing wrong with awards themselves but if we do something just to […]

God Our Help and Our Hope – Homily for October 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for October 2018 Holy Hour Ezekiel 34:1-6, 11-12a Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 1 John 1:5-2:2 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 In the days of Ezekiel many shepherds were more concerned about their own wants than taking care of the flock that God had entrusted to them.  They were doing nothing to strengthen the weak or […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 7:7-11 Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (14) Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 October 14, 2018 A man came to Jesus and “knelt down before him” to ask him a question.  His act of kneeling indicates that he recognized the greatness of Jesus in the same way we kneel during […]

Sin and Division

We live in a world where there is sin and division.  We see it in the moral (or lack thereof) behavior of people.  We see it in violent acts and terrorism.  We see in the political divisions within government that no longer seem to be “just different viewpoints” but taking sides for political reasons.  We […]

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily (Respect Life Sunday)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 (5) Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16 October 7, 2018 “It is not good for the man to be alone.” These are God’s own words as He brought order to the world in creation.  God did not create the man to dominate other […]

My Latest Presentation on Video – “Why Is It So Hard to Forgive Myself (and others)?”

I just finished uploading my latest presentation.  This one is on forgiveness.  Here’s the description: We know we need forgiveness, yet it can be hard to think that God will forgive us.  We think we are not worthy.  We might think that because we keep committing the same sins over and over that God will […]