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Weeds & Wheat

Homily for July 23, 2017 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-37; Matthew 12:24-43 Courtney Carson was in trouble—again.  An admitted gangbanger who had been expelled from high...

How Healthy Is My Spiritual Soil?

Homily for July 16, 2017 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 65; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 When I was a child, snow meant sledding and a possible day off from school. Since I have become an adult,...

The yoke of discipleship isn’t meant to be solitary

Homily for July 9, 2017 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 I recently moved—for the fourth time in the past three years.  While itinerancy is part of our...

Hospitality Remains a Virtue

Homily for July 2, 2017 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Psalm 89; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42 We hear a lot these days about the “hospitality industry.”  It’s already a...