Category Archives: Homily

Holy Spirit: Working from Home with the Father and the Son Within

[Feast of Pentecost.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass, May 31, 2020]  Today’s solemnity recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.  It is described graphically in our First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.  “They were all in one … Continue reading

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The Glory of God within Me

  [Homily.  ADDU Livestreamed Mass.  11 May 2020] Three days ago, Fr. Mike Pineda pointed out that we are now reading from the “Book of Glory” in the Gospel according to St. John. John is divided into four parts.  The … Continue reading

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The Snake, the Worm, and the Virus

[Homily:  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  31 March, 2020.] I would like to propose to you three images for your reflection and prayer that come from our readings and our global situation today. The first comes from our first reading from the … Continue reading

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I believe; help my unbelief.

[Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 9:14-22. Feb 24, 2019] In our Gospel for today, a father brings his son to Jesus.  The boy appears to have something like epilepsy.  During a seizure he falls to the ground, foams … Continue reading

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Jesus Slams Hypocrisy

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 8:11-13; 14-21.   17 Feb. 2020.] In our Gospel reading for today, the Pharisees attack Jesus.  They demand from him “a sign from heaven to test him” (Mk 8:11).  But testing him, they expect him to fail.  … Continue reading

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New Coronavirus:  God Does Not Will Human Suffering

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Feb 10, 2020.] Considering the novel coronavirus today, I do not know whether what you heard today from our Gospel comforts or disturbs you.  When the people of Gennesaret recognized that the man who had come of … Continue reading

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You are the light of the earth.

[Homily.  2.8-9.2020.  Assumption Chapel] Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation.  We recalled how Joseph and Mary, obedient to the law, brought their firstborn child to the temple to be presented to the Lord.  But in entering the … Continue reading

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