September 23, 2018 Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

The question ‘Who do you say I am?’ was correctly answered by Peter last week. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit he stated: You are the Christ. Jesus immediately orders them, and orders them strictly, not to tell anyone about him because another important question remains unanswered, ‘What is...

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August 26, 2018 Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Today’s readings prompt me to share some thoughts with you about choices, decisions, and commitments. Each and every day we consider choices presented to us, and then we make our decisions. There comes a moment when our consideration ends and we raise a choice to the level of our wills,...

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August 19, 2018 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

In 2001 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, published a small book entitled “God Is Near Us”. One of the chapters in that book is headed The Presence of the Lord in the Sacrament. It makes wonderful reading. He begins this chapter with the very text of the Gospel of today’s Mass: He...

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August 12, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Last week Jesus offered the people true bread, the bread of God, which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. They had responded enthusiastically: Sir … give us that bread always. Jesus’ reply was unexpected and challenging: I am the bread of life. He who comes to...

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August 5, 2018 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Why does Jesus hold such interest after two thousand years?  Can he solve the problems of today’s world?  What can we expect of him?  What can he give to support persons of our time?  Is there anything in this life that can truly satisfy our deepest hunger and longing? The...

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July 29, 2018 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The event we read about in today’s Gospel, the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, is one of the most extraordinary miracles Jesus did during his earthly life. Even though we weren’t there 2000 years ago to be fed by the hands of the disciples, this miracle is also one...

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July 22, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Plans. All of us are familiar with plans. There are family plans, school plans, plans at work, travel plans, game plans, and all sorts of other plans. Our days are lived out in them. Even our fun times are planned… sometimes over-planned. Some people can’t stand plans. They want things...

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