Monthly Archives: July 2016

Vanity of Vanities

We are proud of ourselves when we do something that we think is a good and honorable work.  Naturally we want to be recognized for the good that we have done. Perhaps we have done a good thing, but if … Continue reading

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Never Forget

Evil is real.  Never forget.   +9

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Martha’s Confession

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Martha, a beloved friend of the Lord.  More than that, she openly confessed that Jesus is the Christ.  What makes her confession remarkable is the fact that Martha must have been deeply disappointed that Jesus … Continue reading

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The Potter’s Hand

For the prophet Jeremiah, the people of Israel were formed by the Lord.  He believed that God intended to reveal himself in a collective manner, where the primary relationship would be between the Lord and his favored people.  With the … Continue reading

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Martyr for the Faith

By now we all have heard of the horrifying  murder of Fr. Jacques Hamil during Mass in Normandy, France yesterday by Islamic terrorists.  When I heard the news, my first thought was the stark contrast between those who pervert religion … Continue reading

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The Gift of Faith

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Ann, the parents of the Blessed Mother. Can you imagine raising such a child?  What a gift and a challenge they were given. The feast reminds us to celebrate our … Continue reading

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How to Pray

Homily for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 24, 2016 +4

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