God Demands Sacrifices (Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B)

IsaacEven though God ultimately does not ask Abraham to kill Isaac, a sacrifice is still required. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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Encountering the Contagious (Homily for the 6th Sunday of OT, Year B)

everyday-sneezing-etiquetteFr. Dollins spent the Mountain Madness youth conference. Listen to his homily from the closing Mass. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.

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The Ending Changes the Meaning of the Entire Story (Homily for the 5th Sunday of OT, Year B)

Ralph-Macchio-original-Karate-KidPhysician Assisted Suicide is a lie that robs people of the dignity of their life story. Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the 5th Sunday of OT. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.

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Be More Human! Really?

reebok-launches-be-more-human-campaign-1I was watching the Super Bowl and I saw this radical new ad by Reebok.  It showed a variety of extremely fit people, cross fit types, doing all sorts of extreme athletic things. The gist of the add is that honoring your body by pushing it to extremes makes you  better.  The final image is a woman jumping over a pile of flaming logs and the text read, “Be more Human.” You can watch the ad here. I admit that it is very visceral and calls forth a guttural response.  Yet, after a minute I found myself asking the questions: What does it mean to be more human?  If I cannot or don’t really want to be a cross fit junkie, am I less human?

Crossfit is the latest fitness religion.  When I was 19 it was Bally’s athletic clubs, they were fancy and sleek.  Crossfit is not fancy and kind of old school. Think Rocky IV when he goes to Continue reading

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Nobody Likes a Tattletale? (Epiphany Homily 2015)

epiphany-1To often we end acting like King Herod, we are jealous and fear losing our rank and we want to see others fail. The magi give us a different example to follow.

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Which King Will You Follow, Caesar or Jesus? (Christmas Homily 2014)

NativityThe story of Christmas is the story of two kings who follow two different paths.  Which path will you take?  Which king will you follow?

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Mary, the Arc of the Covenant (Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B)

Mary ArcThe arc was the dwelling place of the the word. Jesus is the word, and his arc is the womb of Mary.  We are preparing ourselves for the event by which the arc is opened and the word comes into the world.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.

 

 

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We are the voice, not the light (Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B)

Equalizer sound wave background theme. Colour illustration.In the Gospel it says about John that, “He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.” What about us? How effective is our testimony?

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the Third Sunday of Advent. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.

Additionally, and for the first ever, Fr. Dollins’ homily is available in Spanish (right click here), or look for the podcast entitled Adviento 3b.

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Receive a Call from Archbishop Aquila on the 4th Sunday of Advent

5656cce5451ebb8eeb4cb8b4_620x343If your caller ID read “Archbishop Aquila”, would you pick up the phone?  On Sunday, December 21, Archbishop will be calling thousands of the faithful to share a special Christmas message and answer questions.  This live event that will connect every person on the same phone call is called a “teleforum”. This is a unique communications format that the Archdiocese of Denver is trying out for the first time.  If you would like to join in on the call, follow this link and sign up.

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The Audacity of St. Mark (Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B)

victoryEveryone can use a victory. Jesus Christ won a great victory for us. We can participate in this victory once we understand just how essential it is to our lives.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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