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Grace: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, June 29, 2017

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Readings for the Vigil

Readings for Today

These two very important saints, Peter and Paul, are two wonderful stories of grace.  It was the working of the grace of God that made it possible for these saints to become so holy.  Peter is the clumsy leader with a big heart.  He is on the one hand, very eager to serve Jesus, but often gets in his own way.  Even though he betrays Jesus, he loves Jesus.  He is able to accept forgiveness, and his enthusiasm and love of God does great things.

Paul is a story of grace too.  He goes from persecuting Christ to following him.  His eloquent speech, and his zeal for the faith are well known, since he wrote so much about his work.  Both saints remind us that God’s grace does great things.  Both saints were great leaders.  Ask them to pray for continued great leadership in the Church.

Homily for Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just what should you do when a crisis confronts you? Life has no shortage of them. We hear about them constantly on the news. Some crises are the result of natural disasters. Consider the residents of Fairdale, Illinois, whose entire town was destroyed by a tornado. Consider the Christians that were thrown overboard trying to get to Italy. Consider those Christians in the Middle East who are martyrs for their family. How about those girls kidnapped a year ago who still have not been found? Imagine the crisis this has caused for their family. I could go on, but I think the picture is clear.

Homily for Friday, January 23, 2015

There may be no question that is more important for each person to answer than the question of personal identity. Who am I? What am I supposed to be? What am I supposed to become? What is the meaning and purpose of my life? Just what does God want from me? We may not always be preoccupied with such questions, but I suspect that many of us try to find some meaning and purpose for our existence.

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