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For Freedom, Christ Set Us Free

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sunday, 26 June, 2022.] Our second reading today from the Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostles to the Galatians begins with the inspiring line, “Brothers and sisters, for freedom Christ set us free, so stand firm and … Continue reading

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Take Courage.  I have Conquered the World

[Homily.  First Friday. Jan. 7, 2022.] Our reading for today from 1 John begins with a question:  “Beloved:  Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” It is … Continue reading

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The Holiness and Majesty of God Manifested in his Glory

[Homily:  16 December 2021.  Simbanggabi.] In our first reading today we hear again from the Prophet Isaiah.  Since Isaiah is so important for the celebration of Advent and Christmas, on this first day of Simbanggabi let’s focus on this profound … Continue reading

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Till the Ends of the Earth

[Homily.  Feast of St. Francis Xavier and First Friday.   Dec 5, 2021] In today’s Preface, the prayer of special thanksgiving in the Mass, we pray: …you called St. Francis, a son of the emerging Society of Jesus,and set his heart … Continue reading

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Grace Marie

[Homily.  Requiem Mass. 22 October 2021] Before the pandemic I often said Mass in the home of Anmie, in her “Katigdral,” when Grace Marie would be present.  I remember she used to attend my Masses sitting up straight with a … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine Forever!

[Homily. Mass. 20 September 2021] “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.” (Lk 8:16). … Continue reading

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Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing

[Sunday Live-streamed Mass, ADDU.  11 July 2021.  Mark 6:7-13 and Eph. 1:3-14] Our Gospel today recalls Jesus sending out the disciples on their first missionary experience.    They were to take nothing with them, no food, no bag, no money in … Continue reading

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The Hope of the Ascension

[Homily.  Feast of the Ascension.  Live-streamed Mass.  May 16, 2021.] We firmly believe there is a heaven.  Or, we desperately want to believe it.  There is too much suffering, too much corruption, too much war, too much painful violence, too … 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, 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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