Vitamin N

A Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility.  For as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.[1] –Saint Vincent de Paul–             Not too

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Seeing Red

A Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C When the days for his being taken up were fulfilled, he [i.e. Jesus] resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him.  On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception

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A Double Motive

A Homily for Pentecost             My friend Rose bakes one awesome blueberry pie.  It’s her mother-in-law’s recipe, and she follows it to the “T.”  This is, no doubt, because the pie is quite delicious, but it is also, in no small measure, because Rose has a great deal of love

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Three False Voices

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. –John 10:27–             I’ve said this often before: My tough Slovak mother hated when her kids would wine.  As a trained nurse, Mom had a great deal of

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They Feed Us

In loving gratitude to the devoted members of the Serra Club Summer 1990 Without the Sacrament of Holy Orders, we would not have the Lord.  Who put Him there in that Tabernacle?  The Priest.  Who welcomed your soul at the beginning of your life?  The priest.  Who feeds your soul

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