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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September 13, 2020 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Church today there are two groups of people: Those who believe we should forgive because otherwise God won’t forgive us. Those who believe we should forgive because God has already forgiven us. Each one of us here would do well to ask ourselves which group we belong to....

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September 6, 2020 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus is speaking here to his disciples about correction within the community of believers. The manner of this correction is aimed at preserving communion even if, ultimately, the offender refuses correction and shows himself to be outside the communion of the Church. It is important to note immediately that Jesus...

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August 30, 2020 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The secular, godless, materialistic world has two great enemies – suffering and death. From these two calamities it seeks to be delivered by its many gods: medicine, technology, psychology, science, and so on. For a Christian, things are very different. The worst thing that can befall a Christian is sin...

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