Homilies

The Breath of God

Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, 2022. An aspect of physics which science-fiction films routinely ignore is that it is impossible to make or hear sound in space. Ships whizzing by, laser canons firing, battle stations exploding—all of this would happen silently if science-fiction was determined by science-fact. Because the atoms in space are so …

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Signs of Heaven

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C. One of the things I had to get used to when I first arrived in Lake Country, is that some of the stop signs are optional. There are a couple three-way intersections around here where, if you are coming from a certain direction, and are making …

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Love is True Sight

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C. If you’ve ever walked face-first into a spider web, or had a bug fly straight into your eye, your reaction was probably quite comical. Not comical to you, of course, but to anyone who happened to be watching. To the casual observer, it probably appeared that …

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At the Starting Line

Homily for Easter 2022, Year C. When I was in college, the first day of class was always “syllabus day.” The professor would outline what we’d be learning that semester, and then go over the various expectations and requirements for the class: the number of tests and assignments, when each of them was due, and …

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Participate, Don’t Anticipate or Imitate

Homily for Holy Thursday 2022. As many of you know, today, Holy Thursday, is also known as “Maundy Thursday,” after the Latin word, “mandatum,” meaning “mandate” or “command.” Jesus gave two commands to His disciples at the Last Supper: one about celebrating the Eucharist and the second about loving one another. “Do this in remembrance …

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