Category Archives: Homily

Are You Wheat or Weed?

Today’s gospel reading relates parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of Heaven. When we say the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God, as you know we are not talking about where we go when we die. The Kingdom … Continue reading

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Love in Community

Do you know who Dorothy Day was? She was a radical socialist who became a Catholic; she always kept her passion for the poor and her distrust of authority throughout her life. She died in 1982. She was always betting … Continue reading

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Congratulations Fr. John Palmer on your Ordination to the Priesthood

Our own John Palmer was ordained as a priest by Archbishop José Gomez yesterday, May 31, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The entire event, more than two hours, is on video and can be viewed on your … Continue reading

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What Jesus’s Ascension Means for You and Me

During his lifetime, Jesus could be in only one place at a time. For example, when he was in Samaria offering living water to the woman at the well (Jn 4:5-42), he could not simultaneously be in Jerusalem healing the … Continue reading

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Francis’ Invitation: Pray for Peace

Listen to my homily for today, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the visit of the Pope to Bethlehem, and Memorial Day Weekend. It all comes together in the light of the Gospel. (If you don’t see the audio player above … Continue reading

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