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Evangelization Homilies

Eating with Sinners

Listen to the recorded homily: Readings for Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time “Why does Jesus eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Because Jesus is the perfect evangelizer. He is so natural, so smooth, so unassuming in his masterful way of loving people, that he’s able to easily slip into their daily life. […]

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Christmas Feast Days

The Time Came – A Christmas Homily

Christmas Readings “The time came for her to have her child.” The time came for each one of us. For me, the time came at 7PM sharp on August 30th, 1988. For my sister, the time came at 2:30AM on May 15th, 1991. For my beautiful little niece, the time finally came at 5:30AM on […]

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Give Jesus, Without Cost

Homily for Memorial of Saint Ambrose Readings for the Day “Without cost you have received. Without cost you are to give.” These words come to us in a season of gift-receiving and gift-giving, with Christmas just two and a half weeks away now. It might be helpful, therefore, to reflect on THE GREATEST gift-giver the […]

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We are all ‘Healed Lepers.’

Homily for Thanksgiving Day Readings for the day Did the others even realize they were healed? That is the question the Lord laid on my heart as I meditated on this gospel: The nine other lepers who failed to return and give thanks to Jesus…Did they even realize what had happened to them? Did they […]

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Provoke Questions!

Are our lives so on fire with God’s love that they demand explanation? Readings for the day Are we living lives that provoke questions?  True Christian witness is a very odd thing. Holiness inevitably causes a stir — It makes people curious, perhaps angry, annoyed. And we know it when we see it. In a […]

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The Parable of the Persistent Moses

Homily for Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Our gospel passage today — the story of the persistent widow — is obviously meant to teach us a fundamental Christian truth: “Pray always, without becoming weary.” But this essential lesson takes on a fascinating layer of meaning when we hold […]

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God’s Story is Better

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Seminarians are always asked to give their “vocation stories.” People love to hear why anyone would want to become a priest in this day and age. But here’s the deal y’all: “my” vocation story really isn’t “mine” at all. Why do I say that? […]

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Homilies Saints

Love Poured Out | Homily for North American Martyrs

Mass Readings for the Day Where does the radical boldness and the freedom of the martyrs come from? How do people like the North American Martyrs find the insane courage to acknowledge Christ before rulers and authorities who are absolutely intent, not only on eliminating their lives, but also stamping out the Gospel entirely? When […]

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Jesus, Our Enduring Joy | Homily for Memorial of St. Faustina

Daily Mass Homily for the Memorial of St. Faustina, apostle of Divine Mercy. Let your heart be filled with enduring JOY!

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Comfortable With Not Being Fully Understood

Homily for Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Our Gospel passage is short today, so it would be helpful to provide the context in Luke’s gospel. This passage comes immediately after the Transfiguration. As Jesus, Peter, James and John are coming back down the mountain, Jesus performs an exorcism […]