Homilies for December 2016

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The Stillness of Waiting and the Beauty of Birth

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George Herbert as Advent Exemplar

As both a liturgical season and a spiritual practice, Advent invites … [Continue Reading]

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Do men and women no longer admire and trust each other?

As it is posed, the question is too absolute. And I would not give any … [Continue Reading]

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Thoughts on the Ecclesial Vocation of Women

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Questions Answered

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With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit. … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent—December 4, 2016 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120416.cfm; IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; ROM 15:4-9; MT 3:1-12. Purpose: To foster a deeper conversion in the hearers through an … continue reading..

The Stillness of Waiting and the Beauty of Birth

How does a Christian keep an Advent orientation amid society’s pre-Christmas, frenzied rush? The key is to focus on the right things. The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year, and the season in which … continue reading..

George Herbert as Advent Exemplar

As both a liturgical season and a spiritual practice, Advent invites us to consider serious questions about our Christian beliefs, and our fundamental being.  Advent teaches us how to ready ourselves for whatever lies ahead in our … continue reading..

Do men and women no longer admire and trust each other?

As it is posed, the question is too absolute. And I would not give any absolute answer to it. However, it does imply something; and yes, I think there is less admiration and trust between the two sexes than before. Nevertheless, … continue reading..

Thoughts on the Ecclesial Vocation of Women

There is a story of a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. About nine in the morning he went out and saw others … continue reading..

Questions Answered

                On the question of state required immunizations at a Catholic School Question: The Catechism says: "Each and every sexual act in a marriage needs to be open to the possibility of conceiving a child." Many … continue reading..

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Homilies for December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent—December 4, 2016 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120416.cfm; IS … more...

Homilies for November 2016

32nd Sunday of the Year—November 6, 2016 Readings: 2 MC 7:1-2, 9-14; PS 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 THES 2:16-3:5; LK … more...

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(“To whom shall we go?” John 6: 66-69)[1. “As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to … [Read More...]

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