Homilies

Inconceivable!

Homily for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. When I was in grade school, if you would have asked me what the longest word in the English language was, or the biggest number that had a name, I would have rattled them off quite easily. I was a big nerd, so I knew …

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Be Weird: Go to Mass

Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. Growing up I used to collect things. Most of what I collected were the usual “boy” things like baseball cards, rocks, and keychains. But I also collected something which wasn’t typical for boys my age: chemical formulas. I kept a three-page Word document with all …

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Be Brave and Bold

Homily for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. In 42 B.C., two years after he died, Julius Caesar was declared a god by the Roman Senate. It was a brilliant piece of political and religious propaganda. It allowed Julius’ adopted son and heir, Caesar Augustus, to take on a new and exalted title: …

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