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Archive of posts filed under the Family category.

Celebrating Our Mothers

I wrote the following for our parish bulletin for Mother’s Day. Mothers are important.  Eve was the first mother in the Bible.  “She was the mother of all the living” (Genesis 3:20). There is Sarah, Abraham’s wife, and the mother of Isaac. We remember Moses’ mother who protected his life when all the young Hebrew […]

The Question of Progress and Families

Our society is becoming more individualistic. As Hahn and McGinley quote in their book, It is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion, “Liberalism puts the rights and liberties of the individual at the center of the constellation of political values, displacing communal duties and pursuit of the common good. […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B – Homily

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B (Please note there are different options for the readings)Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (7a, 8a)Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19Luke 2:22-40December 27, 2020 On Christmas Day Jesus was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger.  Now, “When the days were completed for purification, according […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – Homily

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and JosephSirach 3:2-6, 12-14Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (1)Colossians 3:12-21Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23December 29, 2019 We continue our celebration of Christmas for Jesus’ birth is too important to celebrate with just a single day.  So, we make it a whole season that will continue until we celebrate the Baptism of the […]

1st Sunday of Advent, Year A – Homily

1st Sunday of Advent, Year AIsaiah 2:1-5Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9Romans 13:11-14Matthew 24:37-44December 1, 2019 Soon it will be Christmas but not yet.  If you look at the stores, Christmas items have been out for a while.  That doesn’t make it Christmas. Before we can celebrate Christmas, we first celebrate Advent.  The season of […]