I Know Who You Are

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B Most of us, I dare say, would prefer Mom’s home cooking to fast food, being chauffeured by a close friend to being chauffeured by an Uber driver, recovering from an illness at home among loved ones to undergoing rehabilitation in

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The Bible in a Year

A Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B 18 April 2021 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. –Luke 35:45–             Wouldn’t it be nice if you had your own personal guide to help you read and interpret the Bible?  Well, have I got good news

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Stay Aboard

A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B Window in the Eucharistic Chapel in the Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water.  This prefigured baptism,

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Step Aside, Zeus!

A homily on the Annunciation Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word.” –Luke 1:38–             We Catholics hear the Gospel account of the Annunciation so often that I think we fail to appreciate fully at least one

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As Stupid as Sin

A Homily for the Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. –George Carlin–            Some of you may be familiar with the Texan comedian Bill Engvall.  He does a routine in which he says: I just hate stupid people.  They should

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