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What is this binding and loosing all about? Today’s gospel passage as well as the entire Chapter 18 of Matthew’s gospel is about a new community of Jesus’ followers, in mid to late first century trying to establish some rules for good order and for reconciliation among themselves. We’re not talking about a 21st centuryContinue reading “23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 6, 2020”
Today we stand between two political conventions, and I am sure that both candidates would like to know what voters know and think about themselves. Even Jesus was curious about what people thought about his message, what they thought of him, what kind of a following that he had. I am sure that you wouldContinue reading “21st Sunday – August 23, 2020”
Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life you accepted with great humility the holy will of the father and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil never dared entangle you with its confusion. Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did atContinue reading “The Novena for Mary Undoer of Knots to End Racism”
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Today, I want to speak about “Nevertheless Faith.” It is Fr. Jude Siciliano, the Dominican retreat master and Sr. Patty Bruno, both of them you know, as they have come here to St. Ignatius, that coined this expression. “Nevertheless Faith” – what does it describe? “In spite of whatever –Continue reading “August 9, 2020”
Theme I: There is a plan and we can improve upon it by fulfilling it Every generation has prophets– those individuals young or old who speak God’s words to us. They are not necessarily ordained or even Catholics. They are people who understand the purpose and the heart of life. They are genuine and theyContinue reading “August 2, 2020 Homily”
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:24-43 In one sense, we do not believe in God. Well, we can, but what do we believe? God is more than an ideal or an idea. When we profess the words of the Nicene Creed, what are we saying that we believe? Does what we say speak to our heart? HowContinue reading “July 19, 2020: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time“
Today, and for the next two Sundays, we are going to listen to Jesus’ most famous parable– the parable of “The Sower.” A parable is a figure of speech. So while Jesus talks about a seed, what He hopes that we understand is something more about the presence of His Father in our lives —Continue reading “July 12, 2020: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time“
What is the American Dream? To live a good and comfortable life. To own a home. To have the freedom to learn, to worship, to make an adequate living, to have good health– Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Not all Americans, including those who want to be legal Americans, have enjoyed the AmericanContinue reading “XIV Sunday 7/5/2020”
There is a scene in the gospel a few days before Jesus is executed where he prays and weeps over the city of Jerusalem. He weeps because the Temple leadership and many people did not recognize what He called “the hour of their visitation” and the grace of God’s presence that He was offering toContinue reading “Corpus Christi – June 14, 2020“
Delivered at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Antioch, California Today, I am going to talk about Racism and the Body and Blood of Jesus. The Body, the Latin word, “Corpus” has also become an English word that signifies a large collection of ideas and writings. You have just heard St. Paul’s words: “The breadContinue reading “The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: June 14, 2020 Homily #1“
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