Nov. 1st, All Saints

Introduction Today we remember not only the canonized saints but all the ordinary saints we have all known. It is a reminder to us that our central Christian call is to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy. Lets confess any ways we fail in this witness.. Homily This time of year, as the … [Read more…]

Sept. 13th Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Forgiveness isn’t as easy as we think. Many of us carry grudges against others even into the grave. Many families have estranged members who won’t forgive or whom we wont forgive. Lets confess any ways we lack forgiving Christian hearts.. Homily A story from the last war illustrates our gospel. In Auschwitz, the terrible … [Read more…]

Sept. 6th Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Hospitality, a universally celebrated virtue, is very Christian. Christ says in our gospel that even a cup of cold water given in his name will not lose its reward. The Irish are famous for their open houses and Christian hearts. Behind today’s bolted doors, lets confess any failure in openheartedness.. Homily There’s a wonderful … [Read more…]