Monthly Archives: October 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day There is an old saying on the planet Vulcan: only Nixon could go to China. Recognize that one? It’s from a remarkable movie in the Star Trek series: number 6, The Undiscovered Country. Captain Kirk and his crew get called in to do a job that he doesn’t want to do. […]

Homily: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day To boldly go where no one has gone before. Anyone familiar with that phrase? I think that the Star Trek series perfectly captures our spirit of exploration, of seeking out new knowledge, new experiences, new places, new people. I doubt that all of you have that wandering spirit all the time, […]

Homily: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day This is one of my favorite time of the year. I’m not fond of the temperatures getting cooler, and the color of the trees is something I always enjoy, but it’s the baseball playoffs that I look forward to. I love the drama of two teams locked in struggle, second guessing […]

Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day There was a young man who was having a horrible childhood. He was being raised by his aunt and uncle, who made a point of giving everything possible to his obnoxious cousin and not to him. When company came, they made him lock himself in his room, and if that wasn’t […]

Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day “Membership has its privileges.” We like to get something special for regular business, it’s why we sign up for rewards programs. It’s part of our nature, I guess. Collecting our rewards may not be easy, but we like the idea. When I was growing up we had something called S and […]