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5th Sunday of Easter

Homily for May 2, 2021 Acts 9:26-31; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8 I will never be a farmer or vintner. I grew up in the city and have spent virtually my entire adult life living in large cities: Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit,...

3rd Sunday of Easter

Homily for April 18, 2021 Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48 In one of his movie reviews, the late critic Roger Ebert wrote in 2004: If ever there was a film with the correct title, that film is Mel...

2nd Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy

Homily for April 11, 2021 Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was known for his optimism as well as his conservatism. One of his favorite stories concerned...

Easter Sunday | Domingo de Pascua

Homily for April 4, 2021 Acts 10:34a, 37-43; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 In Nikos Kazantzakis’ classic novel, Zorba the Greek, the title character comes upon an old man planting a tree. Zorba is puzzled by...