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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C Baruch 5:1-9 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3) Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6 December 9, 2018 Our gospel starts with a list of names, names that I don’t really know how to pronounce.  This is not a random list of names.  Rather, it is a list of names that […]

4th Sunday in Advent, Year A – Homily

4th Sunday in Advent, Year A Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (7c, 10b) Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-24 December 18, 2016 Isaiah offers a sign to King Ahaz but the king refuses.  He tries to make his refusal look noble by saying, “I will not ask, I will not tempt the Lord!” but what is really […]