You Cannot Bluff Real Love (Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C)

bluffWe can shower someone with praises and gifts, we can lust after someone, but we cannot fake real love. Real love requires sacrifice.

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Are You a Virtuous Friend? (Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C)

Tough ConversationsOur problem is not with “Red Martyrdom”, we tend to lack courage to stick up for our faith in everyday life.

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The Victory of the Resurrection is Our Victory (Homily for Easter 2016)

VictoryWe enjoy participating in victories that we have not contributed toward. The victory of the resurrection is the only victory that really satisfies us.

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Covenants are Difficult to Keep (Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C)

Hand ShakeThe person who calls us to keep our end of a covenant is not our enemy.

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Putting Out Into the Deep (Homily for the 5th Sunday of OT, Year C)

501_deep_waterWhat is the difference between “digging deep” and “putting out into the deep”? Surrender.

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A Deeper Understanding of Jesus’ Baptism (Homily for the Baptism of the Lord, Year C)

poolIf Jesus was free from sin, why did he receive John’s baptism?

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Christ is the Answer to the Ultimate Questions (Homily for the Epiphany)

QuestionsWhere do I find a standard to live by? On whom can I rely? To whom or what should I trust myself? Where is the one who can offer me the response capable of satisfying my heart’s deepest desires?

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What Are Your Expectations? (Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C)

childlookingatrainAdvent is a time to examine our expectations and ask the question, “Do the things I am anticipating really end up fulfilling me, or is there something more to life?”

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Advent Reflection eBook

Advent WreathA few years ago around this time I posted a series of reflections on the appearances of the Archangel Gabriel announcing the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus.  I later formatted the reflections into a single eBook which is available for 99¢ on both the Kindle store and the iBookstore.  Follow these links to download the book and enrich your Advent.

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What Would You Ask Jesus to do for You? (Homily for the 30th Sunday of OT, Year B)

panhandlerWe are not very different from the blind beggar; we just have not realized that we are blind.

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