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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...

Following Jesus is serious business

Homily for June 25, 2017 (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A) Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 69; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33 This past week the Church celebrated the memory of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More (June 22), both of...