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Below are the most recent DePorres Pages Homilies.

Homily: What a mess

Homily: What a mess

Just a quick look around the world shows there is a lot wrong. Violence. Abuse. Greed. Poverty. Crime. What a mess. How is a Christian supposed to make sense of all this? For some, it is to write angry posts on Twitter or Facebook. For others, it is to become immersed in politics. For still […]
Homily: Trust the Promises

Homily: Trust the Promises

One of the hardest parts of preaching is not delivering the homily, but rather to follow one’s own words. It is easy, for example, to say, “Love your enemies”, but much harder to actually do it. The way a Dominican priest faced his death was one of the most edifying moments of my life. “I […]
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Readings for Today For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us […]
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Readings for Today For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us […]
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Readings for Today For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us […]
Jesus is pretty amazing

Jesus is pretty amazing

Readings for Today It has taken me a while to really appreciate what is written in the Letter to the Hebrews. It is a book that requires deep thought to appreciate it. It does not include narrative like the letters of Saint Paul, or stories like the gospels. Rather, it is something that tells us […]
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