Category Homilies

Homily: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day We all have loyalties, many loyalties. Growing up, there is a hometown loyalty, loyalties to organizations we belong to, loyalties to sports teams. I have been a Royals fan since 1969, and if you’re a true fan you are loyal whether the team is winning or losing. It would be nice […]

Ascension, 2018

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 […]

Homily: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

Readings of the Day Can someone who was a committed enemy become a trusted friend? That was a question facing the crew of Star Trek: Voyager once they took Seven of Nine on board. Seven was a Borg, a part human, part machine race, committed to taking over the galaxy. The Borg did not grow, […]

Homily: Palm Sunday, Cycle B

Readings of the Day (This is a composite of two short homilies, one at the beginning with the palms and the other at the regular time.) In 1965, three sisters of St. Joseph, Carondelet made the journey to Selma, Alabama to participate in the Freedom March organized by Dr. Martin Luther King and others to […]

Homily: 2nd Sunday in Lent, Cycle B

Readings of the Day I think we’ve all had teachers we weren’t sure which side they were on. There is a deduction that Professor Moriarty tried to teach calculus to the young Sherlock Holmes, but perhaps the greatest questionable was Professor Severus Snape of the Harry Potter series. Harry and his friends all though he […]

Love and Ashes

Readings of the Day Happy Valentine’s Day, here’s your ashes. A crazy thing to say, right? Doesn’t seem to fit for most people. I’m sure some of you celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, or will celebrate it tomorrow, after all if someone really loves us, they’d understand, right? If you’re only celebrating Valentine’s Day, please don’t […]

Homily: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day “Who was that masked man?” This line was said by somebody near the end of every episode of The Lone Ranger. The response was usually: “I don’t know, but he left a silver bullet.” The hero was the sole survivor of an ambush, and as he worked to make things right […]