Category Archives: Homily

Mary, the Mother of God, in God’s Saving Love

[Live-streamed Mass, January 1st, 2021.] The Romans used the word, Kalends, to depict the first day of every month.  But about 150 years before Christ, Kalends took on a more specific meaning.  It referred to the first day of January, … Continue reading

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Empowered to Become Children of God

Close to noon on Christmas Day we come together to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  The reading from the Prologue of John’s Gospel gives us a different perspective from the readings at last night’s Midnight Mass and this morning’s … Continue reading

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Sacred Silence

[Homily:  University Pre-Christmas Mass.  Dec. 19, 2020.  Live-streamed.] We come together today with great joy. It is nice that at this time of the year – despite the pandemic – we can come together as a University.  We come together … Continue reading

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The Old Testament Prophet and the Profound Mystic of the Cross

[Homily:  Live-streamed Mass, 14 December 2020] Today is Monday of the Third Week of Advent.  The day we have been awaiting is near. Our entrance hymn proclaims, “Our Savior is coming. Have no fear!” This is undoubtedly the message of … Continue reading

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In Advent: Save Yourself, Save Others

[First Friday, Dec. 4 in Advent, 2020.  Isaiah: 29:17-24] Advent is the season of waiting.  It is the season of hope.  Since the onslaught of this “Coronavirus disease 2019 that has “claimed lives and affected many” we have been waiting … Continue reading

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Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

[Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time. Luke 19:41-44] As a result of a census that was called then by the Roman conquerors of Palestine, Jesus was born in the Davidic town of Bethlehem in Judea, about 10 km … Continue reading

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The Landlord, the Steward and the Children of Light

[Homily.  First Friday.  November 6, 2020.] This First Friday we consider anew God’s love for us.  And our response.  But today, in the light of our Gospel (Lk 16:1-8), let us consider a type of love we may not be … Continue reading

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Live Worthy of the Call You Have Received

[ADDU Live-streamed Mass, Oct 26, 2020.  Ephesians 4:32 – 5:8] Our first reading for today is from the Letter of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. Ephesians for me is a favorite epistle, telling us of our sublime vocation, giftedness … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship.

[Homily. October 13, 2020.  Galatians 5:1-6;  Luke 11:13-41] In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul declares, “Christ freed us to make us really free, so remain firm, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1).  … Continue reading

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God’s Love and Our Response

[ADDU Live-streamed Mass on First Friday, October 2, 2020.  Mt. 18:1-5.10; 1 Jn. 16b-21; Ps. 136.] We come together once again on First Friday to respond to the love of God in our lives.  No matter how many times we’ve … Continue reading

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