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Second Sunday of Advent

Gaslight Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Merriam-Webster recently named their 2022 Word of the Year: “gaslighting.” One definition is: “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for...

Christ the King

Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 Today’s solemnity presents us with several paradoxes: a King who is also a convicted criminal; a...

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Malachi 3:19-20a; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 There never seems to be a shortage of bad news or troubles in our world. In recent weeks we’ve witnessed even more brutality in the war in...

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Twenty years ago, I served as Chaplain of the St. Benedict Community Meal in Milwaukee, where we served supper to an average of 325 people each...