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Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the past two years, physical movement from one place to another has been severely limited. We continue to hear about the pandemic: social distancing, Hot spots, circuit breakers, not to mention the ‘rising price of gas’ has discouraged or limited our travel or...

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Homily for the Assumption of Mary Sunday

Homily for the Assumption of Mary Sunday

This past week, a very good priest friend of my from Berkeley, Cal. went home to God. His name was Fr. Mark O’Leary. Over the years, when I attended a “Summer Renewal Program” for clergy and religious in Berkeley, he lived in the Priory where I stayed. Over the years...

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Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When I was a teen, I had the habit of opening the fridge and looking inside. I might do this a few times a day. My mother would finally say to me, “what are you looking for? Nothing has changed since the last time you opened that door.” I was searching for something...

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Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A few years ago, a nasty hurricane hit the Florida coast, causing much destruction. I remember at that time a news story that moved many hearts, including my own: At the same time, a 6 year old boy, had been saving his money to have his 7th birthday at Disney World....

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Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary time

Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary time

If I were to ask all ‘shepherds’ to put up there hand, probably no one or very few would (if you played a shepherd in a Christmas play does not count). If I asked everyone who has or had a leadership role, no doubt a few more hands would go up. If I asked everyone who...

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