Homilies from December, 2017

Holy Families

Homily December 31, 2017 (Feast of the Holy Family) Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 105; Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 2:22-40 Sometimes we can idealize the Holy Family.   We look at their images on a Christmas card...

Reflecting on the house of the LORD that you have built in your heart

Homily for December 24, 2017 (4th Sunday of Advent) 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 What you do if a rich and powerful ruler offered to build you a house?”  Most of us would...

The Medium Is the Message

Homily for December 17, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Advent—Gaudete Sunday) Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Luke 1:46-48, 59-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28   The late Canadian communications scholar and...

A Time for House Cleaning

Homily for December 10, 2018 (2nd Sunday of Advent) Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8   We hear a lot about “cleaning house” or at least a form of it.  In the 2016 presidential...