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Lent

HOMILY LENT WEEK 02 02 – Year II The Making of a Lenten Stew (Is 1:10-31; Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12) ******************************************* The readings today make a good stew. A stew includes some main ingredients, such as meat, potatoes, carrots, peas, garlic, and onion, and lots of spices. Then it is slow cooked to perfection. The […]

Faith-Prayer-Forgiveness

HOMILY LENT WEEK 02 01 – Year II Giving and Receiving – Gospel Karma: (Dan 9:3-10; Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38) ************************************************ The last line of today’s gospel (the measure we give is the measure we get) seems like a throw-away line, but in a homily for today, Ron Rolheiser pointed out the importance of this […]

HOMILY WEEK 09 03 – Year I Faith and Trust in God Optional Memorial of Saints Marcellinus and Peter (Tob 3:1-17; Ps 25; Mk 12:18-27) ************************************ Can you remember a time when you were in dire distress? What was your prayer like at that moment? The liturgy today invites us to trust God at all […]

Good Friday-Cross-Passion

GOOD FRIDAY HOMILY – (Homily 01) Choose Jesus’ New Way of Life (Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42) ******************************************************* In the movie Passion of the Christ, Jesus, beaten, bloodied and half dead, meets his mother and tells her simply, “Behold, I am making all things new.” This is the shocking reality of […]

Faith-Holy Family

HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY – YEAR B Prophetic Marriage and Family Life (Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Ps 105; Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 2:22-40) ************************************************************** Noted sociologist Reginald Bibby, in his book The Boomer Factor, quotes respected American journalist Walter Kirn as saying, “There is still only one way to be sane – enjoy your family, friends, […]

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