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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30 When I started flying regularly 25 years ago, the airlines recommended that we arrive at the airport an hour before our flights were scheduled to depart. After 9-11 and...

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 They are called the Taramahura or the Rarámuri, a legendary indigenous people in Mexico.  They are known to run hundreds of miles at a time through the hills,...

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Moon-landing Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12;32-48 Last month we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of the last century:  the Apollo 11 moon landing.  When Neil Armstrong stepped down...

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21 A couple of months ago, a man walked past a van in a Chicago neighborhood.  He noticed a bad odor and flies buzzing near the door.  He called the police....