Monthly Archives: December 2016

Simple Song

Today’s psalm passage, in which we are instructed to give to the Lord glory and praise, called to mind a song from Leonard Bernstein’s 1971 musical “Mass” entitled Simple Song. It speaks to the heart of those seeking to offer God … Continue reading

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Holy Family

When we think of the Holy Family do we only consider the holiness of Jesus, Mary and Joseph?  After all, Jesus was fully human and his parents were as well.  Their lives may have been holy, but my educated guess … Continue reading

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Remain in the Light

Jesus constantly reminds us that we must love one another in order to keep the commandments.  To do otherwise is to walk in darkness.  How can we remain focused on our brothers and sisters when we are so busy with … Continue reading

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God is Light

The star illuminated the city of Bethlehem on the most holy night of the year, when the savior of the world entered into time and space.  The reason?  So that he might share a part of his divine life with us. … Continue reading

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House of Bread

Christmas Homily, December 24, 2016 +6

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The Baptist

John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus, set the stage for the Lord’s mission to bring the good news to the people of Israel.  Although John was killed before the events that led Jesus to the cross, it was his … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words

I was going to wax poetic about the Blessed Mother.  Then it occurred to me that Mary could speak more eloquently than I ever could. Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God … Continue reading

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