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Treating Life with Dignity and Love, Part I now available

Last night we started our new series, Treating Life with Dignity and Love. The video and slides are now available at www.renewaloffaith.org/prolife1. Registration is now open for the second part of this series where we will discuss abortion and the death penalty at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fIq7-a_BTtCoRqwMjIRRsg . Please feel free to comment with any questions you would […]

Tolerance, Hate Speech, and Dialogue

“Tolerance” has become a frequently used word.  We do well to ask ourselves what does it mean to “tolerate.”  Why?  Because I think it is being used beyond its actual meaning.  It seems to me that it is being used more in the sense of “relativism” than its actual meaning.  Relativism says that you are […]

Baptism of the Lord, Year B – Homily

The Baptism of the LordIsaiah 55:1-11Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 (3)1 John 5:1-9Mark 1:7-11January 10, 2021 Our Christmas season will end this evening following our celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our savior who is Christ and Lord.  Since Jesus was baptized as an adult, one might […]

Is Heaven a Crowded Place?

Is Heaven a crowded place? I ask the question with mixed feelings. I am an introvert and do not like crowded places. On the other hand, as a Christian and knowing how great a place Heaven is, I desire that everyone ends up in Heaven. God desires everyone to be in Heaven. If God desires […]

Three North American Saints

Often when we celebrate the memorials of saints it is a person who lived centuries ago and/or in Europe or Asia. This week we break this pattern with three consecutive days venerating North American saints who lived in the last 200 years. Yesterday, January 4th, was the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (She died […]

The Epiphany of the Lord, Homily

The Epiphany of the LordIsaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11)Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12January 3, 2021 On Christmas we heard the angel deliver “good news of great joy” to the shepherds, “For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.” This truly is “good news […]

2020 is Over!

Today is January 1st. That means we begin a new year. It is now 2021! That means 2020 is over! 2020 is a year we might wish we could forget but probably never will. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Of course, 2020 had other challenges too. In October I […]