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Some Food for Thought on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

At the parish where I serve, St. Luke the Evangelist, we had a missionary preaching today. So, I did not prepare a homily this week. I did sometime reflecting on the readings and offer some thoughts for you to reflect on: The gospel begins by saying, “Jesus was praying in a certain place.” How often […]

Problems with the Blog

For those who subscribe by email to this blog, you may have noticed nothing was being sent out the last couple of weeks. There were technical problems with the blog that appeared to be fixed now (the blog was completely done for the last 2 1/2 days). For those who missed my homilies for July […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CGenesis 18:1-10aPsalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 (1a)Colossians 1:24-28Luke 10:38-42July 21, 2019 The words we hear from Paul to the Colossians might seem strange to us.  First, he says, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings.”  Most people do everything they can to get rid of sufferings.  We might ask why anyone […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CDeuteronomy 30:10-14Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37 (33)Colossians 1:15-20Luke 10:25-37July 14, 2019 We hear the “scholar of the law” ask Jesus a question.  We are told that he asked Jesus the question “to test him.”  While the scholar’s motives may not be pure, the question is one we […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 66:10-14cPsalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1)Galatians 6:14-18Luke 10:1-2, 17-30July 7, 2019 Jesus sent “seventy-two others” out on a mission.  In identifying them as “others” a distinction is made from the Twelve Apostles who had already been sent out on a similar mission (the Apostles actually had more […]