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April 4, 2021 I don’t title my homilies, but I do try to find a phrase that summarizes the message. What comes to me today is “From the Head to the Heart.” The Catholic Church has been celebrating Easter or the Passover (Pascua) for over 2000 years. Somewhere, we hear the story in our catechismContinue reading “Easter Sunday: From the Head to the Heart “
April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross. Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading “Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives“
V Sunday of Lent: “You will lose your life if you try to control all of it, all of the time.” March 21, 2021 Today is the last Sunday of Lent. Next week is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the beginning of Holy Week. The Gospels and the Scripture Readings ofContinue reading “V Sunday of Lent“
March 7, 2021 Something beautiful and life-changing, provocative and soul-inspiring is happening in the world today! And who is behind this is none other than our Pope Francis. Right now, at this very moment, Pope Francis is in Iraq, on the plain of Nineveh, where our great ancestor of faith in the one true GodContinue reading “Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy””
February 27, 2021 Every First Sunday of Lent, we hear that Jesus was tempted. This year, we read the Gospel story in the tradition of St. Mark who does not describe what happened, what the temptations were. The tradition given to us by Matthew and Luke’s gospel gives a little more. Did Jesus share theseContinue reading “First Sunday of Lent: Contemplative Prayer”
February 17, 2021 The meaning of the season of Lent has never changed although the way Catholics have experienced it have changed, and adapted, and continue to develop. How do we celebrate the yearly celebration of Easter, of the Resurrection of Jesus is the question? It takes more than a day or two to prepare. Continue reading “Ash Wednesday: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart”
5th Sunday Ordinary Time This phrase keeps coming back to me. Jesus does “God.” He just doesn’t talk about God or pay lip service. Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law just by helping her to stand up. He drives out whatever made people crazy in their thinking and their actions. The next day, very early in theContinue reading “February 7, 2021”
Presentation of the Lord in the Temple “If you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” ********************************************************** I do not want to speak to the politics in your heart. I do not want to speak to the status in your hearts. I do not want to speak to the finances in your heart. I wantContinue reading “January 31, 2021”
January 10, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, we cannot separate our personal spiritual lives from the rest of our lives. We cannot separate the economic, political, moral dimensions of our lives into boxes of interest and pretend or hope that one does not affect the other. The stock market is not God. Our bankContinue reading “The Baptism of Our Lord”
1/1/21 A New Year! Such a day and a celebration began 4,000 years ago in the Babylonian culture– associated with the harvest of grains used in eating and drinking – a moment of thanksgiving to the gods for the gift of Life. In 45 BCE (Before the Common Era), the Emperor Julius Caesar determined thatContinue reading “New Year’s Day 2021”
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