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The last time I was with you I told you about a priest, an evangelist, and a minister who had serious racoon problems in their respective churches. Today we find the same three in a rowboat in the middle of a pond fishing. None of them had caught anything all morning. Then the evangelist stands […]

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In a small town, there were three Christian churches. There was an Evangelical, Baptist and a Catholic Church. The ministers and priest met once a year to have dinner and to talk about their ministry. Racoons had set up home in their respective church attics. The decided to meet next year and compare notes on […]

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The last time I was the homilist on Good Friday I shared with you that when I was a kid, yes there was a time when I was young, I hated Good Friday more than any other day of the year. Think about it. You get the day off school but back in the 1960’s […]

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The traditional view of the table of the last supper:                         Another way to look at it:

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I am just back from an extended car trip with my family. We drove about 4,000 km in total and many times had to find our way around an unfamiliar territory. Several years ago, we bought ourselves one of the newest toys on the market called a Global Positioning System or GPS for short. This […]

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I have been a Catholic all my life. It is all I really know, and I am sure that there are many aspects of being RC that I have long ago simply taken for granted. As I reflected on this question, the answer started to become clear. I would miss the sacraments. As Catholics, we […]

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Click here for a printer friendly copy. Let me start by making a confession. It is advent after all and a time of preparation, and I have been carrying this secret with me since childhood, and it is time to get it off my back. Since grade school, I have never liked the character of […]

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Click here for a Printer Friendly copy. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, which means advent is up next. Advent is that time of preparation for the “incarnation” of God. The Incarnation is defined by the Catholic Encyclopedia as a mystery, and the dogma of the Word made Flesh. Perhaps an easier […]

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(Please Click here for a Printer Friendly copy) Today’s gospel starts with the words: Jesus told his disciples a parable. The parable is one of the primary ways Jesus teaches his disciples. Jesus rarely provides a detailed explanation of the exact message of these stories. This means that they are often open to a wide […]

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I was sitting at my computer doing the best I could to use my time wisely and spent most of Wednesday completing my homily. When I was finished typing I had 1,800 words, which meant I had to lose about 500 of them if I was to have any hope of talking for less than […]

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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. A few weeks back I found myself on a bit of an archeological expedition. The trip did not require any real hardship or adventure. It was not a tale like one finds in an Indiana Jones movie. Instead, it took place in the living room of my […]

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Here is a homily from a few weeks ago on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary time. My friend deacon Robert Kinghorn talks passionately about our God of many chances. Deacon Rob told me that he was not particularly inspired by Fr. Robert Barron’s (click here to listen to Fr. Barron’s homily)  take on these readings, […]

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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. I was sitting with a friend of mine at a Dismas Fellowship dinner a while back and I was watching him try on a new pair of shoes. Bobby (not his real name), is a gentle giant of a man. His feet are size 16 and 4E […]

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Click here for a Printer Friendly Copy.  “So what do we do now?” This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. This is a special weekend to preach on this topic here at St. Patrick’s because of our large stain glass window that depicts this event in living and vibrant colour. […]

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Please click here for Kelley Mooney’s spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Please Click here for a Printer Friendly copy of the Homily. Please click here for the original version of Jeremy’s Easter Egg. Jeremy is one of my favorite theologians.  He was a young man who had been born into a twisted and […]

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