Category Archives: Homily

Why Are You Afraid?

Why are you terrified? That’s the question Jesus asks his disciples in today’s gospel, and he asks each of us the same question. But you know what? This is another case of a softened translation. Because the word attributed to … Continue reading

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New Life for Ghost Boys and Girls

In January of 1988 a 12-year-old South African boy named Martin Pistorius was sent home sick from school. He got worse. And worse. And worse. He was weak, he couldn’t eat, it was painful to walk, he became forgetful. Eventually … Continue reading

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Getting rid of what doesn’t belong

My homily for this Sunday, the Third Sunday of Lent. (You can find the Scripture readings here.) Quite a scene in the Jerusalem Temple today! This wandering preacher from a hick town out in the boondocks comes to the big … Continue reading

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Assumptions and the Akedah

What color is this alb? White or blue? This past week The Dress caused us all to rethink what we assume may be apparent to everyone. My assumptions about something that is very clear to me can be very wrong. … Continue reading

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Together In Mission

Last Sunday, Deacon Jim Carper,  gave the homily at all Masses. Launching from the message of the Scripture readings, which call us to be instruments of Jesus compassion and healing touch, he led all of us in considering a generous … Continue reading

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