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Homily: Important and Urgent (1/26/2021)
This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand.”
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Homily: The Baptism of the Lord (1/10/2021)

Homily: Epiphany (1/3/2021)
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Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent (12/20/2020)
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Homily: Ready With Virtue (11/17/2020)

Homily: Catholic in Public (11/8/2020)

Homily: All Saints’ Day! (11/1/2020)

Homily: Love Thy Neighbor (10/24/2020)


Homily: Unto God what is God’s (10/18/2020)

Homily: Faithful Citizenship (10/4/2020)

Reflection: Evening Prayer before Diaconate Ordination (9/11/2020)
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Homily: “Offer it up” (8/30/2020)

Homily: Sicut erat in principio (8/9/2020)

Homily: Palm Sunday (4/5/2020)
Welcome to Holy Week!
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Homily: The Raising of Lazarus (3/29/2020)
“I am the resurrection and the life…”
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Transcript: “The Weight of Glory” by C. S. Lewis (3/27/2020)
“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us”
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Homily: The Man Born Blind (03/22/2020)
‘I came into this world… so that those who do not see might see’
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Homily: The Meeting at the Well (03/16/2020)
…whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst…

Homily: Jesus’ Triple Temptation (03/01/2020)
“…the mystery of Jesus in the desert.”
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Homily: Salt, Light, City on a Hill (02/09/2020)
This little light of mine!
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Homily: Baptism of the Lord (01/12/2020)
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Homily: Epiphany (01/05/2020)
“they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

Homily: The Holy Family (12/29/2019)
Joseph leads the Holy Family From Bethlehem to Egypt to Nazareth

Homily: MERRY CHRISTMAS! (12/25/2019)
“A savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord!”

Homily: Fourth Sunday of Advent (12/22/2019)
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel”
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Homily: Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) (12/15/2019)
God himself is coming to save and heal and restore his people.
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Homily: 2nd Sunday of Advent (12/08/2019)
“A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.”

Homily: 1st Sunday of Advent (11/30/2019)
Waiting is hard.
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Homily: The Bridegroom King (11/24/2019)
Viva Cristo Rey!

Homily: “Lo, the day is coming…” (11/17/2019)
Be wise, observe what’s happening, and always be ready.
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Homily: Hope for Heaven (11/10/2019)
…the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Homily: Zacchaeus (11/3/2019)
“For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made”

Homily: The Pharisee & The Tax Collector (10/27/2019)
“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”
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Homily: Healing and Thanksgiving (10/13/2019)
…realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God…

Homily: Having Faith (10/6/2019)
If you have faith the size of a mustard seed…
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Homily: The Clever Steward (9/22/2019)
The Master commends his dishonest steward for his clever scheme.

Homily: Lost and Found (9/15/2019)
…your brother was dead and has come to life again…
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Homily: “…But God’s First” (9/8/2019)
“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”

Homily: Banquet Etiquette (9/1/2019)
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Homily: A Narrow Gate (& Eucharist) (8/25/2019)
“Will only a few people be saved?”

Homily: Teach Us How to Pray (7/28/2019)
Jesus’ school of prayer
Teach us How to Pray

Homily: Martha and Mary (7/21/2019)
The one thing necessary
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Homily: Who Is My Neighbor? (7/14/2019)
Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Homily: Corpus Christi (6/23/2019)
The Solemn Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ
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Homily: Trinity Sunday (6/16/2019)
“The True God, One God in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity. Come Let Us Adore.”

Homily: Pentecost (6/9/2019)
Come, Holy Spirit!

Homily: Jesus the High Priest (6/2/2019)
Jesus’ prayer for the Church, the New Israel
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Homily: The Ascension (5/30/2019)
“He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father”

Homily: Shalom…Peace (5/26/2019)
God invites us into his peace, by his presence within us.
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Homily: Do You Love Me? (5/8/2019)
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
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Homily: Easter Vigil (4/20/2019)
Happy—and blessed—Easter to you and your family!
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Homily: Straining Forward in Hope (4/7/2019)
Go, and sin no more.
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Homily: Parable of the Lost Son (3/31/2019)
This son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.

Homily: The Rude Awakening (3/24/2019)
Repent now, because we might not have as long as we think.
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Homily: The Transfiguration (3/17/2019)
What you get is infinitely more than what you see.
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Homily: Temptations in the Desert (3/10/2019)
Lent is about uniting ourselves to the mystery of Jesus in the desert.
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Homily: Don’t Be A Blind Guide (3/3/2019)
Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?

Homily: Natural, or Supernatural? (2/24/2019)
We are called to be supernatural in a natural world
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Transcript: Peter Kreeft’s Lecture “How to Win the Culture War” (2/24/2019)
It’s infinitely simpler than we think, and that’s why it’s hard.

Homily: Blessed Are You (2/17/2019)
Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” – “Blessed are you / Woe to you”
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Homily: Divine Encounter (2/10/2019)
Forgiveness of our sins is not just for our salvation, but for our mission.
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Homily: Prophets of God’s Word (2/3/2019)
“We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering.”
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Homily: The Word of God (1/27/2019)
Your Words, Lord, are Spirit and Life

Homily: Wedding Feast in Cana & Respect Life Mass (1/20/2019)
2019 Diocesan Respect Life Mass,
with the Readings of the 2nd Sunday, the Wedding Feast in Cana
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Homily: Baptism of the Lord (1/13/2019)
Why did Jesus get baptized?

Homily: Epiphany (1/6/2019)
…behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem…
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Homily: Feast of the Holy Family (12/30/2018)
A supernatural perspective on what it means to be a holy family.

Homily: Christmas at Night (12/25/2018)
Christmas is about the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Homily: She Went with Haste (12/23/2018)
The antidote to sloth

Homily: Prepare the Way (12/9/2018)
A voice cries out in the wilderness

Homily: Immaculate Conception (12/8/2018)
Hail, Full of Grace!
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Homily: Be Ready for the End (11/18/2018)
When will these things take place?”

Homily: Poor Widows Rich in Faith (11/11/2018)
“My two cents” on this week’s readings

Homily: First things First (11/04/2018)
What is the most important thing? Better question: Is that how you live your life?

Homily: I Want to See (10/28/2018)
“What do you want me to do for you?”

Reflection: The Cup and Baptism (10/21/2018)
Can you drink the cup that I drink…
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Homily: Love of Wisdom (10/14/2018)
The Rich, and the Love of Wisdom (and annulments revisited)

Homily: The Two become One (10/7/2018)
The nuptial embrace, the invitation to communion, and the Theology of the Body

Homily: If it causes sin… (9/30/2018)
…cut it off

Homily: Spiritual Greatness (9/23/2018)
If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.

Homily: Pick up Your Cross (9/16/2018)
Deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Him

Homily: Jesus and Tradition (9/2/2018)
“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” Gustav Mahler

Homily: The Conclusion of John 6 (8/26/2018)
Simon Peter answered him, ‘Master, to whom shall we go?’

Homily: What do you and I do now? (Aug 19, 2018)
The Sunday after the PA Grand Jury Report

My Exit from the Gun Arguments (Feb 20, 2018)
School shootings and a lesson from Amish Grace

On Thoughts and Prayers (Feb 16, 2018)
It’s always good, but not always enough

On Communion and Happiness (Feb 16, 2018)
Much of what we seek is not what we should seek, but the fruit of what we should seek

Homily: Like a Good Neighbor (Jul 9, 2016)
It’s your brother who is homeless and hungry, smelly, drug-addicted, sinful, and selfish

Homily: Be Radically Christian (Jul 3, 2016)
Mother Theresa, Dorothy Day, John Paul II, were radically Christian.

Homily: Being Christian and Staying the Course (Jun 26, 2016)
Once a person makes a commitment to be Christian, nothing must get in the way

It’s Alive! (almost…) (Jun 23, 2016)
Resurrecting the blog after being assigned to Holy Trinity, Columbia

Homily for the Christmas Vigil Mass (Dec 24, 2014)
Tonight we celebrate the second most wonderful time of the year

Homily: Happy Father’s Day! (June 15, 2014)
When Trinity Sunday meets Father’s Day
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Christian Wisdom from a Yoga Post (Jun 7, 2014)
We can purge ourselves of our distractions and replace them with His light

My Friend (A Better Response) (May 21, 2014)
You know you’re not really right for each other

No One Comes to the FATHER Except Through Me (Jn 14:6) (May 18, 2014)
The better your map, the more direct your path and the more likely your success

In the Beginning… (May 16, 2014)
Hello, world!




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