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In the second of the beatitudes Jesus reassures us that  “Happy are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” One of the things I have noticed is that in times of grief,people search for ways to offer comfort to the one who is suffering a loss. One tried and often used “truism” people share […]

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You just have to love Matthew’s gospel. One of the reasons is Matthew 5 which a young parishioner from St. Patrick’s took to a new level in this beautiful speech she wrote. Her pen name is “Liagiba”- how cool is that to have a pen name at age 12. Next time this gospel comes up […]

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For my friends at St. Patrick’s and other travelers here is what I meant to say in my homily this past weekend which was the 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Since I stopped using notes while delivering the homily each one is a bit different and it even surprises me what actually comes out at […]

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Click Here for a Printer Friendly Copy of this Week’s Homily This is my first homily in Year A- The Year of Matthew. One of my favorite authors- who I have mentioned before is Dr. Alexander Shaia, and in his book- The Hidden Power of the Gospels, he explores the how the New Testament was […]

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Last night I was talking to a young person about my challenge of preaching on the beatitudes. I told her of my plan to focus on the first- “Happy are the Poor in Spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” She looked at me and said that she has been to countries where the […]

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What could Lindsay Lohan possibly teach us about the beatitudes? Look at Lindsay’s  life or at least the part that is visible to us, which is not the full story. She started in show business as a child model. By age 11 she is a movie star and a millionaire soon thereafter. She is considered […]

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In his book The Hidden Power of the Gospels, Alexander J. Shaia,, says when we read Matthew we are on a path of change  and it is as if the evangelist has painted his words on  the tapestry of the mountain. If I were about to be marooned on a tropical island (better than one […]

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When you visit the holy land The Mount of the Beatitudes is sure to be a highlight of the trip. Situated near  the Sea of Galilee and the hometown of Peter, well at least we know his mother-in law lived there, Capernaum , and it is the place where many believe Jesus shared the Sermon […]

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This is a re-posting of an earlier Book of the Month selection highlighting the work of Fr. Richard Rohr. This is the second time in two years my preaching date has landed on the beatitudes ans once again I have returned to Fr. Rohr’s tapes on the Sermon on the Mount. Again a line that […]

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Welcome to our week on the Beatitudes. The posts for the week ahead will be about Matthew’s version of these “Happy Attitudes” as they have been called by some preachers. To get us started here  are beatitudes- first Matthew’s version and below that Luke’s take on this formative wisdom teaching from Jesus. I encourage you […]

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Some early preparation for the Sunday readings at the end of the month. Matthew’s version of the beatitudes. The Cross and the Beatitudes is a short but classic work from the pen of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen which brings together Christ’s Sermon on the Mount with his Seven Last Words. From the Mount of the […]

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11th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C Pre-Homily One of the things I try to sneak into my homilies is a few minutes to set the stage for the homily. This week I talked about some of the earlier posts on the blog that helped me to  pick a theme for the talk. These posts […]

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A good friend of mine recently lent me a copy of Richard Rohr’s recording  of a retreat he gave on the Sermon on the Mount. This 6 CD set that takes about 6 hours to complete is well worth the investment in both time and money. A line that really caught  my attention – and […]

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