Homily

Coming to God Through Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

When was the last time we cried because of something positive?  Here are three examples of being…


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The Most Powerful Prayer in the World

Have we ever made excuses for missing Sunday Mass?  Here are two of the worst excuses…


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What a Priest Does All Day

Every now and again, someone asks, “What does a priest do all day?” assuming basically…


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Solicitude for the Needy

Have I ever ignored any of you?  I would never have done it on purpose, but…


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Two Reasons Why God Allows Us to Suffer

There’s a famous story about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.  When he was 13, he…


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Why I Gave Up My Lightsaber

Have we ever met someone who lived a different kind of life, who showed us…


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Welcoming the Sinner

Here is perhaps a hard question for some of us: If our parish is focused…


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Hospitality is Everyone’s Responsibility

Pray, pay and obey—do we know to what that refers? Pray, pay, and obey.  Many people, especially…


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The Way of Becoming a Disciple

Some theologians have identified five stages of conversion through which all people go in order…


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Welcoming Strangers as Friends

I’ll never forget a story about a Dominican priest who went to Calcutta to give…


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