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The title of my last homily was “Where have all the demons gone.” In the readings for that Sunday, the apostles were upset because there are others outside of the chosen few who were claiming to cast out demons in Jesus’ name. It occurred to me that there seemed to be demons on every street […]

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A common questions people have when we talk often times centre around one topic- forgiveness. I have been told that the vast majority of Jesus’ teachings touched on this particular topic. Below is a short introduction to a course that is offered that talks about the three types of forgiveness. It is food for thought […]

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“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Below is a story of compassion and empathy. I have had the honour of knowing […]

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.  

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Here is a homily from my friend Deacon Rob Kinghorn which I am sure was delivered with great passion for the weekend of the 6th Sunday of Ordinary time. The gospel reading is from Matthew’s version of the Sermon on the Mount which many itinerant preachers consider to be the greatest sermon ever told. In […]

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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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I stumbled across Rev. Mark Roberts a few years ago when I was working on a version of the Stations of the Cross from the perspective of Dismas the Good Thief. He was gracious enough, along with his wife Linda, to allow us to use Linda’s paintings of the biblical stations for this work. Here […]

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As I prepare for the homily this weekend I am struck by the “last words of Christ” as the gospel is Luke’s famous encounter between Jesus and the penitent thief- St. Dismas- when our Lord promises this convicted criminal that “today you will be with me in paradise.” Two other scenes that may be a […]

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Then [the criminal] said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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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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The Easter Triduum refers to the three days where we come together as a Christian family to remember the passion of the Lord and celebrate the resurrection on the third day. It is also a time for us Catholics to welcome new members into the community at the Easter Vigil which takes place after sunset […]

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