Category Homilies

Homily: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Luke Skywalker was looking for a role model. His uncle was a farmer with a limited vision, who didn’t understand why he’d want to seek his fortune among the stars. When the hologram of Princess Leia implored Obi-wan Kenobi for help, Luke turned to him and the old Jedi responded. Capt. Han Solo saw Luke […]

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Readings of the Day I’ve never been a gymnast. Given my size and agility, it’s no surprise that I had trouble doing forward rolls correctly in P.E. class, and forget anything like cartwheels. I know I’m awkward, so anything that involved my feet going over my head is something I’m not interested in doing, at […]

Homily: Ascension

Readings of the Day We go through a the graduation season every year: Kindergarten, 8th Grace, High School, College and University. Commencements are always suspicious…I mean, auspicious occasions, where many come together to celebrate accomplishments and to embrace hope for the future. I’ve graduated five times, although I only walked in commencement three times, and […]

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Readings of the Day “…I am a Jedi like my father before me.” When Luke Skywalker makes this statement in Return of the Jedi, it’s a high point iof his story. He’s spent most of three movies working to discover who he was and how the Force was part of his life. It wasn’t a […]

Homily: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God 2017

Readings of the Day We tend to admire people who can make quick judgements, especially under pressure. It could be a quarterback, reading the defense and changing the play at the line of scrimmage; a police officer or firefighter, in the midst of a dangerous situation who brings order out of chaos; a businessman, in […]

Christmas Midnight, 2016

Readings of the Day Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go see the king? What would you expect to find? Great rooms, lavish decorations, precious ornaments, servants, five silver service? A grand mansion, perhaps? I went to see the king on a vacation a few years ago. On my way to […]

Homily: Christ the King, Cycle C

Readings of the Day When things are bad, it’s tough to figure out what to do. You can find yourself in ugly situations, embarrassing situations, places you can’t stay. You want to run away, find somewhere new. There’s two words that can present you with a philosophy of life when you can’t face the present, […]