Food for the Journey

Homily, 8-2-21 Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time I have struggled with high cholesterol all my adult life. It was probably the root cause of my triple by-pass heart surgery and my stroke which both occurred a couple of years ago. The two incidents finally convinced me to take statins as my doctor… Continue reading Food for the Journey

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Church Unity

Homily, 7-25-21 17th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle B As we processed in at the beginning of Mass, our cantor sang the entrance antiphon: “God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; he himself gives might and strength to his people.” The message of unity fits well with… Continue reading Church Unity

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Faith vs. Knowledge

Homily, 7-19-21 Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time There is a difference between knowledge and faith. When we believe something we have experienced or seen with our own eyes, that is knowledge. When we believe something we have not seen or experienced, that is faith. The Israelites had seen the many wonders and… Continue reading Faith vs. Knowledge

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Division, Not False Peace

Homily, 7-12-21 Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time: Please pray for my mother. She is in hospice in an assisted living facility. Thankfully we can once again see her in person after over a year of Covid restrictions. At age 95 she survived a case of the virus, but now she is pretty… Continue reading Division, Not False Peace

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Come with a Purpose

Homily, 13th week in Ordinary Time, Cycle B, June 27, 2021: Homily, 6-27-21 13th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle B When Jenni and I were the youth ministers at Sacred Heart, we would take a group each year to Steubenville, Ohio for the annual youth conference at the Franciscan University. The teens got to share… Continue reading Come with a Purpose

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Teach Your Children

Homily, 5-30-21 Trinity Sunday, Cycle B Our first reading today from the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy reminds us that there is only one God. He is the God that can speak from a burning bush. He is the God who rescued His chosen people from an oppressive nation by working signs and miracles. He… Continue reading Teach Your Children

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I’m back!

After I completed my first book, Orthoscopy: Clear Vision to See What We Ought to Do, I felt called by God to write a second book about Purgatory. Orthoscopy was intended to help the reader make good decisions on their earthly journey so that they could reach their desired final destination of Heaven. But it… Continue reading I’m back!