October 20, 2019 Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Jesus tells a story that is all too true – a defenseless widow is taken advantaged of and refused her rights.  There are two characters in Jesus’ parable: they are complete opposites.  First, there is the judge, “neither feared God nor respected any human being.”  He took no responsibility for...

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October 13, 2019 Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Gratitude is like a rare flower found in a wintry landscape. Our human nature tends to take for granted favors and gifts, especially those that come from God.            An Israelite slave girl belonging to Naaman, a Syrian official who had contracted leprosy, told her master about the prophet of...

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October 6, 2019 Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Faith. This is a word that we throw around a lot in religion. But what does it mean? Before we look at today’s readings, let’s perhaps review its meaning. Faith is about the future. It is about belief, and it is about trust and loyalty. If we look at faith...

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