Homilies from August, 2020

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time | 22º dom. del tiempo ord.

Fire Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 Bo Diddley, a member of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, once said, “Don’t let your mouth write a check that your tail can’t cash.” St. Peter...

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time | 21º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Keys Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 Ten years ago, I was in a ministry that involved a lot of travel and meetings. At the same time, the world was shifting much more heavily into e-commerce. As a...

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 19º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Boat at dusk 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-23 Peter was not exactly known for his even temper or discretion. It was he who first confessed Jesus as the Christ and then, when Jesus told him and the other disciples...

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 18º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Loaves Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 There is only one miracle of Jesus that is recounted in all four gospels. Of all the healings and exorcisms and the ways in which Jesus overcame the laws of...