Yes, Sir, I’ll Stay

            During the time I studied at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, we seminarians would be bussed every Palm Sunday to the Cathedral in center city Philadelphia.  There we took part in the beautiful liturgy and, of course, we heard the chanting of the Passion.  The chant, both measured and solemn,

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Bad Apples

A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.  For every tree is known by its own fruit.  For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. –Luke 6:43-44–             What’s worse than finding a worm in

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A Bit about Grit

“Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves payment.  Do not move about from one house to another.” –Luke 10:7–             Here’s a story you may have heard before.  It is a variant of a tale originally told by Aesop—that

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Spotless Vessel

A Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception And coming to her, he [i.e. the angel] said, “Hail, full of grace!  The Lord is with you.” –Luke 1:28–             Ladies and gentlemen, last night, I drank tomato juice from this very glass.  How would you feel if I were

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