Homilies from September, 2019

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Race-web Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Hagos Gebrhiwet is a world-class athlete, an Olympic Bronze Medalist, and a very experienced runner. This past July, however, he learned a hard lesson. Running a...

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cheerios Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 When I first started drinking coffee in high school, the choices were simple. I could drink my coffee black, with cream and/or sugar.  Now if I go to a coffee house, I have to...

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:11-32 There is a bumper sticker that reads: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  Education is an investment not only in the future but also...

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9:13-18b, Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 He was called “a shepherd in combat boots.”  He died as a prisoner of war in North Korea.  He never used a weapon. He never fired a shot.  But...