Category Archives: Homily

The Glory of God: “It is I. Do Not Be Afraid!”

[Homily. Baccalaureate Mass.  Classes 2020, 2021.  Based on Rom 5:1-11 and Jn 6:16-21.  April 17, 2021.] It is a special blessing that we can gather here in the Assumption Chapel for your Baccalaureate Mass, even though because of the pandemic … Continue reading

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Mark’s Inappropriate Ending

[Homily. Mark 16:9-15. Live-streamed Mass. 10 April 2021] The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the Gospels.  It begins:  “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to which later editors have added, “the Son of God” (Mk 1:1).  … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Defense in the Downfall of Unjust Gods

[Homily.  Based on John 10:30-42.  Jesuit Community.  Mar 26, 2021.] The Jews picked up rocks to stone him” (31).  It was not the first time the Jews took up stones to kill him.  When he claimed to be before Abraham, … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love

[Homily.  SHS Baccalaurate Mass.  Mar 26, 2021] Day after tomorrow the Holy Week begins.  Again, the Catholic Church shall commemorate and celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord.  Your Senior High School graduation is celebrated at the threshold … Continue reading

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Jesus, Source and Judge of Human Life

[Homily.  John 5:17-20.  Live-streamed Mass. 17 March 2021] In the Gospel of John Jesus works out seven signs prior to the ultimate sign of the Resurrection.  Today’s Gospel follows on the third sign, the healing of the paralytic at the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Love Entrusted to Us

[Homily.  First Friday.  March 5, 2021] Our proclamation today from the Gospel of St. Matthew is from the Friday of the second week in Lent.  But this is also the First Friday of the month of March, when we recall … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Jesuit Mission

[Homily. ADDU Jesuit Community.  22 Feb. 21] Today is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  The University celebrated the Festival of Excellence.   They wished to reflect on the challenge to excellence, and how, as facing the challenges of … Continue reading

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Excellence. Leadership. Service

[Homily. Live-streamed Mass.   22.2.21] Today is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  But here at the ADDU we celebrate the Festival of Excellence.   On this occasion, we are invited to reflect on the challenge to excellence, and how, … Continue reading

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God’s Love Yesterday, Today, Now and Forever

[Homily.  Live-Streamed Mass, First Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Based on the Letter to the Hebrews.] Once again, on this First Friday, we come together to renew ourselves in our devotion to the Sacred Heart.  This may really mean, we come … Continue reading

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Quiet! Be still! I am the Lord!

[Homily.  Live-Streamed Mass.  30 Jan 2021] Our Gospel today from the fourth chapter of St. Mark begins on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, possibly near Tiberias, where the sea is widest.  So many people have come to … Continue reading

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