Author Archives: kbcpps

Homily: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day He was a hard working man, a good man of business. For years, he and his partner prospered, and their work ethic was impeccable. He was frugal; he didn’t go in for creature comforts, didn’t overheat his office or home in the winter, and probably didn’t worry too much about the […]

Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day They were a beaten army in April, 1865. Waiting while the commanders negotiated surrender, they didn’t know what their future was going to be. The army that surrounded them had hunted them for days, even years; who knows what mercies this group of adversaries would show them? These were men ready […]

Homily: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day It was a magnificent celebration, with legions of warriors turning out in full dress uniforms to honor three brave souls who accomplished the impossible. Full of pageantry and grand unforgettable music, the honor paid to the heroes was clear, even Princess Leia changed her hair style for the occasion. Yet in […]

Homily: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day What would you say if I told you I needed to leave right now to go home and check some burgers I left on the grill? Or I needed to run to the gas station because I thought I was out of gas? You’d think I was crazy, that’s for certain. […]

Let the Rain Fall

The Senate’s refusal to pass meaningful legislation to ban assault weapons is the pinnacle of ineptitude. Polls consistently show the vast majority of Americans approve some restrictions on these weapons, however the Senate is obstinate in refusing to listen. The House is no better: as proven by Paul Ryan’s reluctance to become Speaker of the House […]

Homily: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Readings of the Day The American painter Benjamin West was speaking with King George III. The monarch asked the painter what George Washington would do after independence. West said: “They say he will return to his farm.” George III replied: “If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.” George Washington […]

Don’t Have to Care?

The story of David and Bathsheba has been on my mind the past few days in light of the recent news of the Stanford rape case. A few years ago one of my friends was saying that the affair was her fault: she was bathing naked in clear view, and it wasn’t David’s fault he […]

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