Homilies

Homily – April 25, 2021

Every year on the 4th Sunday of Easter, we read the gospel of the Good Shepherd … and as such call this day “Good Shepherd Sunday”. It also marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. As priests are, by virtue of their ordination, conformed to the likeness of Good...

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Homily – April 4, 2021

One of my favorite churches in all of Rome is Santa Maria Sopra Minerva – the only Gothic church in the city. It houses one of Michelangelo’s not-so well-known sculptures. He depicts a young Christ standing firm but not stiff. He stands alone, holding the cross in his...

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Homily – April 2, 2021

An epigraph is a short quotation or phrase at the beginning of a book or chapter of a book that is intended to suggest its theme. It could also be an engraving or inscription. Nevertheless, it has a way of setting the tone, giving the reader an idea of the direction...

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Homily – April 1, 2021

One week ago, roughly 62 people gathered at St. Michael’s Cathedral for a Mass and holy hour to pray for vocations to the priesthood. Young men, teens with their dads – along with a few moms – some dads just came to pray for their boys. A friend of mine came all the...

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Homily – March 28, 2021

The word ‘hosanna’ is a term with which we ought to be familiar. It is taken directly from the Scriptures we proclaim today, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem – recorded in all 4 Gospels. Originally a Hebrew word which is very rarely translated – means ‘save us’...

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Homily – March 21, 2021

I recently signed up for XM radio – per the suggestion of a friend considering I will be doing a lot of driving. The other day I was listening to the Catholic Channel and the host was asking people to call in to talk about what things their parish did during the...

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