Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Word

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A Pretentious Life

Are we slaves to our possessions?  When we think about the good things that we have, are we thinking about blessings from God or are we boasting about our beautiful home, our fashionable clothes or our fancy car?  In today’s first reading … Continue reading

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Keep His Word

In our first reading today, John reminds us of our obligation to keep the commandments given to us by Christ. The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” … Continue reading

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The New Eve

As we celebrate the Holy Family today, here’s an idea for a short trip to see some amazing artwork focused on the Blessed Mother!   +8

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Complete Joy

Perhaps the greatest theological scripture ever written is the gospel of John.  Today, we celebrate the feast of Saint John, the Evangelist.  While the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke track the life and teachings of Jesus, in the gospel … Continue reading

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Saint Stephen

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, when he was stoned to death in 36 A.D.  Stephen was also one of the first deacons.  We hear of his courage in today’s first reading. When they … Continue reading

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Nativity

Click on the link below to hear my Christmas Homily. Homily for Christmas, December 25, 2014 +4

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