Homily

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Imagine you’re a high school teacher, working hard all year long to help your students…


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Are Catholics Allowed to Have Fun?

Larry was in RCIA, on the road to becoming Catholic.  Everything was going very well…


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Changing Towards Perfection

Here are three very human examples.  Please see if you can identify the theme we’re…


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Death is Our Gateway to Christ

Fr. Abbot John, OSB, the head of Westminster Abbey, told me some years ago, when he…


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A Parish for People Desiring to be Saints

Someone (not here) once told me, “Father, if I had heard what you preached about…


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What a Disciple Is

For the first nine years of my priesthood, I wore the customary clothing of a…


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Trusting the Church’s Teachings

It’s no secret that many Catholics struggle with accepting the authority of the Church.  They…


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When God is Silent to Our Prayers

Some time ago, I needed to talk to a priest about a very important problem…


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Commitment is Key to Obtaining Jesus

Last year I can honestly say I experienced a taste of heaven.  I was in…


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Look at Jesus, Not the Problems in the Church

Jesus wants to strengthen our faith today because some of us are in danger of…


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