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Changing from the Inside Out

Homily for January 22, 2017 (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4:12-17 Any young couple can tell you that having a baby can turn your world upside down.  From...

Remain attentive to God’s voice

Homily for January 15, 2017 (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 Many years ago, when I was part of the staff of a Catholic school here in Chicago, I served as a chaperone...

Know what we have been called to do

Homily for January 8, 2017 (The Epiphany of the Lord) Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 On the southern edge of Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit and overlooking the river that separates the city from...

Make sure that you have greater peace in your hearts

Homily for January 1, 2017 (Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God) Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 The next time you walk past a Nativity scene—in your home, here in church or...