Latest Homilies

Messengers or Obstacles?

Homily for September 3, 2017 (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 When we were younger many of us learned the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names...

Character vs. Perfection

Homily for August 27, 2017 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 The word “authority” is derived from the Latin auctor, which means master, leader or...

Faith Makes the Difference

Homily for August 20, 2017 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 It’s hard to square the image of Jesus in today’s gospel reading with the one we...

Wind & Waves

Homily for August 13, 2017 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 I still occasionally see those “No Fear” window decals—usually on the back window of a...