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The Number 40

Homily for February 18, 2018 (1st Sunday of Lent) Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-20; Mark 1:12-15 What’s the big deal about the number 40?  The writers of the synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke) all note...

Who are the ‘lepers’ in my life?

Homily for February 11, 2018 (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Lev. 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps. 32; 1 Cor. 10:31-11:1; Mk. 1:40-45 He simply wanted to go to confession.  He hadn’t seen a priest for months.  He was burdened by...

Hands & Feet

Homily for February 4, 2018 (5th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps. 147; 1 Cor. 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk. 1:29-39 In a recent address to oblates of the Benedictine Order, Sr. Joan Chittister recounted the story of a Buddhist...

Quiet!

Homily for January 28, 2019 (4th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1: 21-38 Last weekend an estimated 300,000 people gathered in Grant Park here in Chicago for a Women’s...