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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13Luke 4:21-30February 3, 2019 This passage from 1 Corinthians is one of the suggested readings for weddings.  I think couples pick it as their second reading in about half of the weddings I have done.  Do they pick it […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 62:1-5Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-101 Corinthians 12:4-11John 2:1-11January 20, 2019 Having brought our Christmas season to a close last weekend with our celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, we are now in Ordinary Time. With the word “ordinary” in the name for this season, it might make […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Sacrament of Marriage

A primary responsibility of priests is the celebration of the sacraments.  Among them is the Sacrament of Marriage.  Deacons can also witness the Sacrament of Marriage.  I use the word “witness” deliberately because it is the couple that celebrate the sacrament with each other.  The priest or deacon serve as the official witness of the […]