November 22, 2020 Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

The crisis of today is the refusal to believe in moral absolutes. We believe that truth cannot be known with certainty. Maybe it’s true, maybe it isn’t! Today we no longer have truth, we have opinions. And the question arises: How can one be a Christian who is a person...

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November 15, 2020 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

I want to begin today by noting that in Jesus’ time among us a talent was a huge amount of money. The coin denominated as a talent was very valuable indeed. For us today we think of talents not as money but as special personal gifts we may have. We...

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November 8, 2020 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our first reading from the book of Wisdom God invites Solomon to ask for any gift he wants – and he asks for wisdom! – Wisdom to run his kingdom. Would you have thought of asking for something like that? Lord, I need good looks, I want to be...

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November 1, 2020 All Saints’ Day

A pumpkin story: “What is it like to be a Christian Saint? ”It is like being a Halloween pumpkin. God picks you up from the field, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you by inviting you to confess your sins and seek reconciliation. Then he cuts off...

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October 25, 2020 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

There are some people for whom we simply cannot feel any love at all, or so we tell ourselves. Too much resentment, too much distrust… some people are just “too much” for us. Take, for instance, a relative who is arrogant, self-centered, opinionated, and who is totally given over to...

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October 18, 2020 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is a story about a bishop being asked out of the blue at a press conference: “Your Excellency, what do you think of the local night clubs?” the Bishop taken by surprise replied: “I don’t know. I’ve never been to a night club.” The next day the newspaper headline...

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October 11, 2020 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings from the Book of Isaiah, the Letter of  St. Paul to the Philippians and the Gospel of Matthew speak of an invitation to the Great Feast of the Lord Jesus. Summarizing these readings, the first one is prophetic in nature. It speaks of the Great Feast that is...

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October 4, 2020 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Today, when listening to the readings, we heard similarities between the First Reading from the Book of Isaiah and the reading from the Gospel of Matthew. Both spoke on the same subject in different ways. The Book of Isaiah referred to this subject as “The Song of the Unfruitful Vineyard”...

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September 27, 2020 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

During today’s First Reading from the Book of Ezekiel, we learned that those who turn away from their wickedness by doing what is lawful and right, they will be saved. At the same time, those who were previously chosen and saved and who have turned away from their righteousness they...

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