Homilies

Homilies

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

The full cost of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $107,300. The huge expense indicates how much we are expected to give.

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Santa and St. Nick

Santa and St. Nick

The history of Santa Claus can help us appreciate more deeply the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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Presenting the Mess

Presenting the Mess

Jesus, unlike other guests, is coming for the mess of our lives.

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It Is Never Too Late

It Is Never Too Late

Our salvation does not depend on our goodness—only on God’s goodness.

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The Good That Is Gone

The Good That Is Gone

When the things we take pride in are destroyed, it is then time to place our pride in God’s faithfulness.

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The Consistency of God

The Consistency of God

When you are tempted to doubt what will happen after death, look at what is happening before death.

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Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus moments are when we thought we were only going to observe but then discover that Jesus has something different in mind.

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The Ninety-Nine

The Ninety-Nine

The fact that God is searching for the one who is lost does not mean that God has forgotten those who are faithful.

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Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

Every time we pray, we remember who we are and we grow more sensitive to God’s grace.

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A Blessing for the New Year

A Blessing for the New Year

Blessings give thanks to God for the goodness that is already present in a person, place or thing.

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A Serious Proposal

A Serious Proposal

Words and ideas can only bring us so far. It is only when we ground ourselves in God’s personal love for us, that we can find peace.

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Bring On the Women!

Bring On the Women!

There are more women than men in today’s gospel, and that is unusual. The culture in which Jesus lived was dominated by men.