December 3, 2017 First Sunday of Advent Homily

Around the world today, we open a new liturgical year.  We move from Cycle A where we have listened to the Gospel of Matthew for the past year and now we move to the Gospel of Mark and Cycle B.  The cycle of a liturgical year is the cycle of...

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November 26, 2017 Christ the King Sunday Homily

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...

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November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Homily

Today as we celebrate our national feast of Thanksgiving, the Church has us ponder in the Gospel story of the ten lepers. All ten were cured of a disease that had been eating away their flesh and bones, that had made them stink, that had made them the worst of...

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November 5, 2017 Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

I want to begin with 3 stories that give background to our readings today. In the 4th Chapter of the Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that he doesn’t understand. He asks Daniel to interpret it for him. Daniel tells him that in the dream, King Nebuchadnezzar is...

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