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A Difficult Teaching

I have been thinking about the Gospel’s these past few weeks in preparation for the homily. As you know there are four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  We believe that each of their canonical gospels is the inspired word of God but it is also true that they each feature the words or recollections […]

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Here is my Homily from the Daily TV Mass which was broadcast on May 10th:  

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    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

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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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In case you wanted to watch this year’s National Catholic Mission you can see it below along with a description of “Why giving our death’s away” might just be our final and greatest gift!   Father Henri Nouwen was a Catholic priest, a University professor and one of the best known spiritual writers of the […]

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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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Well I have returned from a long nap. It seems I have had a number of these over the past several years so let’s see if I can get back on the road of wandering around the internet. I have a new job as the Executive Director of the National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC) so […]

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Watching God finish the creation of Mother, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the fresh creation. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you you were trying to push too much into this model.” “It’s not a leak,” said the God. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” “It’s […]

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I have been a participant this week in several funerals for people who lived well into their 80s and some into their 90s. If you were born in 1924 here are a few things that happened: January 21 – following the death of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin immediately begins to purge his rivals to clear […]

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Read it through to the end, it gets better as you go! I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings “Silent Night”. Age 5 I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7 I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they […]

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We had a prolonged blackout just around Christmas time which was the result of a massive tree killing ice storm. Here is a scene that likely took place in households across the affected areas: We had a power outage at the house this morning and my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad & my new surround […]

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