Be on Team Jesus (11:30)

Be on Team Jesus (11:30)
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Readings for Today

It is easy to get a rise in Saint Louis. Simply mention the Cubs. Or the Red Sox. Or the Patriots. In the United States, emotions are easy to see in more important ways too. Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Republicans. Democrats. Pope Benedict. Pope Francis. We like to be on one team, and call the other team evil. Or stupid. Or crazy. But is there really any other team more important than being on Team Jesus?

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann, St. Charles, Missouri, on September 30, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Be on Team Jesus (9:30)

Be on Team Jesus (9:30)
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
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Readings for Today

It is easy to get a rise in Saint Louis. Simply mention the Cubs. Or the Red Sox. Or the Patriots. In the United States, emotions are easy to see in more important ways too. Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Republicans. Democrats. Pope Benedict. Pope Francis. We like to be on one team, and call the other team evil. Or stupid. Or crazy. But is there really any other team more important than being on Team Jesus?

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann, St. Charles, Missouri, on September 30, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Be on Team Jesus (11:30)

Be on Team Jesus (11:30)
Sunday Homilies

 
 
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Readings for Today

It is easy to get a rise in Saint Louis. Simply mention the Cubs. Or the Red Sox. Or the Patriots. In the United States, emotions are easy to see in more important ways too. Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Republicans. Democrats. Pope Benedict. Pope Francis. We like to be on one team, and call the other team evil. Or stupid. Or crazy. But is there really any other team more important than being on Team Jesus?

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann, St. Charles, Missouri, on September 30, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Be on Team Jesus (9:30)

Readings for Today

It is easy to get a rise in Saint Louis. Simply mention the Cubs. Or the Red Sox. Or the Patriots. In the United States, emotions are easy to see in more important ways too. Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Republicans. Democrats. Pope Benedict. Pope Francis. We like to be on one team, and call the other team evil. Or stupid. Or crazy. But is there really any other team more important than being on Team Jesus?

Homily given at Saints Joachim and Ann, St. Charles, Missouri, on September 30, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Peace begins with God

Peace begins with God
Daily Homilies

 
 
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Readings for Today

Some kids walk to school dodging landmines. In some parts of the world, parents are so desperate for their children’s safety, they will risk everything, taking a chance they can arrive in a better country. Some live in homes with domestic violence, sexual abuse and poverty. Others have struggles and stresses they keep hidden. While there is a popular religious song, “Let Peace Begin with Me”, in truth peace begins with God. The “peace which passes understanding” is the gift from Jesus that makes all peace possible.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 27, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Peace begins with God

Peace begins with God
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 11:28
 
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Readings for Today

Some kids walk to school dodging landmines. In some parts of the world, parents are so desperate for their children’s safety, they will risk everything, taking a chance they can arrive in a better country. Some live in homes with domestic violence, sexual abuse and poverty. Others have struggles and stresses they keep hidden. While there is a popular religious song, “Let Peace Begin with Me”, in truth peace begins with God. The “peace which passes understanding” is the gift from Jesus that makes all peace possible.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 27, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

What’s in your jar?

What’s in your jar?
Daily Homilies

 
 
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Readings for Today

It is easy to identify with the two characters in today’s gospel. I find that all too often I am like Simon, who cannot see past the woman’s sinfulness. I think too often it can be the case that I have already made up a judgement about another person, and then find all the evidence I need to see in their behavior what I have already decided, whether it is there or not. But I know I need to be more like the woman, paying attention to the jar I bring, filled with my own sinfulness, and make it, as she did, a sign of God’s abundant mercy. What do you bring to the Lord? And what do you want God to do with it?

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 20, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

What’s in your jar?

What’s in your jar?
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 3:11
 
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Readings for Today

It is easy to identify with the two characters in today’s gospel. I find that all too often I am like Simon, who cannot see past the woman’s sinfulness. I think too often it can be the case that I have already made up a judgement about another person, and then find all the evidence I need to see in their behavior what I have already decided, whether it is there or not. But I know I need to be more like the woman, paying attention to the jar I bring, filled with my own sinfulness, and make it, as she did, a sign of God’s abundant mercy. What do you bring to the Lord? And what do you want God to do with it?

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 20, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Spirits in a Material World

Spirits in a Material World
Daily Homilies

 
 
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Readings for Today

If there is a challenge in the current age, it is the belief that what comes from sense knowledge is always the most believable. “Seeing is believing,” we say. Science, despite the ways in which it relies on conjecture, and testing of theories, and “groupthink”, is seen as king. Conversely, the world contrasted with the sensory world, is the spiritual world. It is this world that gives rise to prayer. It is this world that causes us to experience the presence of God. But this world, just as science can be abused, can itself be abused. Manipulative people can become like cult leaders. Spirits must be tested for their goodness. But we must seek the truth in both worlds, for in so doing, we encounter God.

Homily given at Christian College Brothers High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 4, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Spirits in a Material World

Spirits in a Material World
Daily Homilies

 
 
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Readings for Today

If there is a challenge in the current age, it is the belief that what comes from sense knowledge is always the most believable. “Seeing is believing,” we say. Science, despite the ways in which it relies on conjecture, and testing of theories, and “groupthink”, is seen as king. Conversely, the world contrasted with the sensory world, is the spiritual world. It is this world that gives rise to prayer. It is this world that causes us to experience the presence of God. But this world, just as science can be abused, can itself be abused. Manipulative people can become like cult leaders. Spirits must be tested for their goodness. But we must seek the truth in both worlds, for in so doing, we encounter God.

Homily given at Christian College Brothers High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 4, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.