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Humility and Love

WEEK 31 01 – Year II Unity, Humility and Love (Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14) ********************************** “Coincidence is God working anonymously.” That saying seems to apply to the readings today, as the message they contain just happens to be rather remarkably reflected by an article at the back of the same issue of Living […]


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 […]


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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