Category Archives: Homily

We Are All Blind

Have you ever seen “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 movie about Hellen Keller? Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke got best actress and best supporting actress for their roles in this film. One of the most famous scenes in that movie … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Desert

Here’s my homily for the First Sunday of Lent, as I recorded it at the 10:30 Mass.

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Law and Love

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel reading (Matthew 5:17-37). Certainly it seems like it could have been split up into five readings. But let’s avoid getting caught up in the details, because we’d risk missing the forest … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

There are few real villains in the New Testament. Certainly the religious leaders don’t come off very well, and the same for Pontius Pilate. But no one really compares to King Herod. There are in fact different people referred to … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ruins

What is the most sacred place in Christianity? It’s surprising how many people don’t know. It’s actually the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I remember once when I went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with a … Continue reading

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