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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