Latest Homilies

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / November 4th, 2018 Today’s readings repeat the command to love God about everything else and everybody else in both the first reading and the Gospel. The words are the heart and soul of the Jewish people. They...

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I had a priests’ meeting last week, and it was a long meeting. It was a painful meeting, in my opinion, because one or two people really like to hear themselves talk! And they took every opportunity, every item on the...

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Homily / October 7th, 2018 I can’t think of better decorations for this feastday than the Bed-in-a-Bags here around the altar. It is so Franciscan. If you don’t know what these are about, they are bed linens for the...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / Sunday, September 30, 2018 There is a beautiful image at the beginning of the first reading. It talks about how God took some of the spirit from Moses and distributed it to some 70 others. I like the image because it...