Monthly Archives: June 2017

Peter and Paul

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  These two great saints have much in common.  Both had times when they failed Jesus.  Paul was a great persecutor of the church. Peter, of course, denied Jesus three … Continue reading

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False Prophets

In today’s gospel Jesus warns us against false prophets.  But how can we learn enough to know that someone is a false prophet without exposing ourselves to spiritual danger?  It sounds easy enough, but are we able to discern and … Continue reading

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The Narrow Gate

The Christian life can be hard at times, especially when we see others “getting ahead” at our expense.  It is natural to be a little bit jealous when we see them harvesting the fruits of naked self interest.  However, we know … Continue reading

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Most Holy Trinity

Click below to hear my homily for Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017 http://www.deacongarydumer.com/Recording.6-11-17.wav +8

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With All of Your Understanding

Sometimes we think that our faith is all feeling.  We get caught up with the reality of the sacrifice of Jesus, and how grateful we feel. But there is much more.  As we read in today’s gospel passage from the … Continue reading

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Utterly Amazed

At the end of today’s gospel passage the Herodians and Pharisees find themselves utterly amazed by the words of Jesus.  Yet they continued to try to ensnare him in his speech because they could not see beyond his words.  Jesus … Continue reading

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End Times

Have you ever thought that with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentacost we entered the days of waiting for the second coming of Christ, the end times? We know that the end times will come, and it is … Continue reading

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