Latest Homilies

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / November 13, 2016 The readings at this time in the church year are not very comforting.  We hear of the actions of the proud and evildoers in the first reading.  We hear of days when fire will plague the...

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / October 30, 2016 I have just finished a book on Pope John XXIII who recently became a saint.  As a priest and bishop and Pope, he was not considered very important or even necessarily bright.  He came from a...

Twenty- Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / Oct. 16, 2016 I remember many of you for some single, solitary event that will always remain in my mind.  You leave a mark in my life and in my mind in a very good way.  A number of years ago, a lovely woman...

St. Francis Feastday

Homily / Oct. 9, 2016 The readings for today’s Mass are very particular for the feast of St. Francis.  The second reading reminds us of the wound of Christ on the body of St. Francis when we hear “I bear the...