Jesus Gives His Disciples a Pop Quiz

In today’s gospel (Thursday, February 17, 2011 – Sixth Week in Ordinary Time) Jesus asks him disciples two questions. First, he asks them, “Who do people say that I am?”  A nice beginning question, no pressure, simply asks factually what are other people saying.  The disciples respond, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of …

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Additions on the Web Site

I have added my homily on the Liturgy of the Word to the website.  You can check it out at I have also added some material on the New Roman Missal to our parish web site at Peace, Fr. Jeff

Standing Up For What Is Right

Today I would like to talk about a topic that I generally avoid – politics, specifically the situation in Egypt.  With the resignation of President Mubarak certainly Egypt has changed in a profound way.  Perhaps the most amazing thing to me is that it was accomplished through peaceful protest.  We must acknowledge that there are …

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Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be satisfied.”  These are words spoken by Jesus as he began his Sermon on the Mount.  They are words we heard this Sunday in church.  Righteousness is to do God’s will, to do what is right and to stand up for what is …

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