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Ordinary 33

The Thirty – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reigniting Our Faith Capital Campaign 2019 – Cycle C Malachi 3:19-20a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19   People move.  Buildings don’t. People have always moved throughout history. Reasons range from … Continue reading

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Ordinary 32

The Thirty – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Cycle C 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14, Psalm 17, 2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5; Luke 20:27-38 Last Sunday I began a discussion on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.  I … Continue reading

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Ordinary 31

The Thirty – First Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Cycle C Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2; Psalm 145; 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2; Luke 19:1-10 For many years I have been observing, reading and reflecting on the Sacrament of …Confession… … Continue reading

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All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints 2019 – Cycle C Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a What does it mean to be holy? The Hebrew concept of holiness originally had no moral content.  It didn’t mean being good … Continue reading

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Ordinary 30

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Cycle C Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 We get it Jesus: Pharisee – bad, tax collector – good; self-righteousness – bad, humble repentance – good.  The … Continue reading

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Ordinary 29

The Twenty – Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Cycle C Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:2; Luke 18:1-8 When I was in seminary my spiritual director advised me to figuratively always carry in my pocket … Continue reading

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Ordinary 27

The Twenty – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Cycle C Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8; Luke 17:5-10 When mining corporations pour toxic waste into rivers claiming that it is a necessary price to pay for … Continue reading

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