26th Ordinary Sunday: “There are no exclusive rights to Jesus”

September 26, 2021 The Roman Catholic Church does not have an exclusive contract with God, to talk about God or to let everyone know the secrets of God. At one time, we did teach that we were the one true Church, that we had figured everything out, through specific words describing dogmas, and rituals claimingContinue reading “26th Ordinary Sunday: “There are no exclusive rights to Jesus””

12th Sunday Ordinary Time: Faith and the Eucharist are not a commodity 

June 20, 2021 Today’s gospel story is more than a summer’s boat ride.  “Let us cross over to the other side,” is more than a summer outing. It is a metaphor for life. “A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat so that it was filling up.” Life can be calm. Continue reading 12th Sunday Ordinary Time: Faith and the Eucharist are not a commodity 

VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality

5/9/21 “‘Peter began to speak, saying, ‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality; rather, in every nation, whoever fears Him and acts uprightly is acceptable to Him.”’ (Acts 10:34-35). A practicing Catholic is different from a cultural Catholic.  A cultural Catholic was brought up in the Church and remembers certain outward forms ofContinue reading “VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality”

January 31, 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”

The Baptism of Our Lord

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”