Lazarus, Come Out!: 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 29, 2020

Holy Friends,

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Now I See: (((Homily))) 4th Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 22, 2020

I'm not going to lie; having our first official Mass during the quarantine lockdown hurt mightily. Your faces were nowhere to be found. My dear people, the flock entrusted to me by Jesus Christ seemed scattered to the wind, leaving behind…

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"Lets get (messed up)!": (((Homily))) Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 8, 2020

"LETS GET (MESSED) UP! LETS GET (MESSED) UP!", was the chant the crowd deliriously howled at the "Night in the Country" music festival in Yearington, Nevada. In perfect unison, nearly 15,000 concert-goers regurgitated this phrase over and…

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Lent Must Sting (((Homily))) First Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 1, 2020

If your Lent is easy, you're doing it wrong. The threefold pillars of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving is engineered to strike at the source of our dysfunction -- pride. And pride, my friends, never goes quietly into the dark night.

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You're Going to Die: (((Homily))) Ash Wednesday

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Death is certain for us all. The ashes we receive during the beginning of the holy season of Lent, remind us of this inconvenient fact. The fasting, almsgiving, and prayer that we do during this time is meant to shift our eyes on Heavenly…

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"Before man are life and death, good and evil": (((Homily))) 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 16, 2020

It's estimated that men spent 11.4 Billion dollars this past Valentine's Day on gifts for their significant other. That's a lot of expensive chocolates and flowers! When we break it down, each man on average doled out a whopping $153.65.

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What Is Your Story? (((Homily))) 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 9, 2020

The headline blared in the Guardian, "If we have no history, we have no future." How blaringly true that is. Our past roots us, guides, and shows us the path forward. I dare say that if we forget where we came from, we will be like a…

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Who Do You Belong To? Homily for the Presentation of the Lord

Sunday February 2, 2020

Who do you belong to? At first glance this question can seem strange, even bizarre. As adults, we hear that question, and our knee jerk reaction is to yell, "NO ONE!" We tend to interpret this question through the lens of power.

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After 30 Years, Jesus Finally Begins His Public Ministry

Sunday January 26, 2020

We hardly know anything about the first 30 years of Jesus' life, beside the details of his birth and that one brief episode when Mary and Joseph lost him in Jerusalem as a young boy. Other than that, it's a silent mystery.

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Why We Repeat "Behold the Lamb of God" At Every Mass

Sunday January 19, 2020

Often times I hear the adjectives "rigid," "boring," and "ritualistic" to describe how Catholics worship. Somehow, the thinking goes, that the value of something is based on how new or fresh it is. I beg to differ. The things that stand…

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