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Look at the Son!

Homily for Our Lady of Fátima “Look at the Sun!” That’s what Lucia, the oldest of the three Fátima shepherd children, cried out on that cold, wet October day — surrounded by 75,000 people, all huddled together in the pouring down rain in the Portugal countryside. It had been raining relentlessly all day up to […]

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Stay Famished

Homily for the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena In our gospel today, Jesus says point blank: “Whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” On the surface, this seems to totally contradict today’s saint — St. Catherine of Siena — whose words we find in the Office […]

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God became like the sick

God became like the sick, so that the sick might become like God. This humbling truth is perhaps best depicted in a famous image of the Crucifixion in the Isenheim Altarpiece by the artist, Matthias Grünwald.  It is an incredibly gruesome painting, showing Jesus in absolute agony on the Cross: His body is twisted, his […]

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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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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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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!