Where do you think peace comes from?

1000120-03-01-02-00_lgI was driving on the freeway last week and suddenly realized that my lane was going to end due to some construction. Like the cars in front and behind of me, I put on my turn signal and looked for an opportunity to merge into the next lane. More or less, all of the cars in my lane were shifting over. That is when it happened! The young woman driving the car next to me wouldn’t let in. It wasn’t like she didn’t see me either. She was driving in an aggressive manner so as not to let me merge. Finally I had to slow down considerably and merge in behind her, which is when I was able to read her bumper sticker, “Make Love, Not War.” At which point I said, Continue reading

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Jesus’ Victory is Our Victory (Homily for Easter)

ICXC_NIKA.svgJesus Christ is Victorious over sin and death. We can share in his victory.

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You Are Better When You Become More Transparent to Christ (Homily for Holy Thursday)

jesus-washing-the-feet-calvin-carterYou are not better if you have more money or an important title. You are better when you become more transparent and Christ shines through you.

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Don’t Forget, Don’t Conform, Don’t Abandon Ship (Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year B)

Rivers or BabylonSaint Boniface once said, “The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses.  Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.” In every age, the secular tide beats against the hull of the church, and still she floats. 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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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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