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August 9, 2020

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”

August 2, 2020 Homily

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”

XIV Sunday 7/5/2020

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”

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: June 14, 2020 Homily #1

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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