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The Catholic mass begins with a greeting of PEACE, and throughout its celebration peace punctuates the major parts.  Indeed, Jesus Christ is the Prince of PEACE who comes to give us that peace that surpasses all understanding.   But when the world seems to be falling apart, how do we remain in Christ's peace?  (Preached on October 8, 2017 at St. Augustine's 12:30 mass). 

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What does it mean to be truly faithful to God?  Is it just lip service?  Or is it NOT life service?  So often we can say we believe but our lives tell a story of disbelief.  This homily explores two simple ways to be FAITHFUL: Listen Up! and Show Up!  (preached at St. Augustine's on October 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm)

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Got Envy?: See Jesus

Shakespeare called jealousy (or its mother envy) a "green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."  Envy surely feeds on many of us, and yet the way to freedom is Jesus who calls us to destroy envy by confession, encouragement and trust in God--the source of all gifts.  (preached at St. John's in Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2017 at 6 pm)

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Our Lord Jesus constantly commands his followers to forgive from the depths of one's heart.  Forgiveness is hard, but it is the only path to freedom.  Without forgiveness, we have no future.  This homily explores the rampant problem of anger and our tendency to resist the command to forgiveness.  (Preached at 12:30 mass at St. Augustine's Catholic Church)

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When Jesus rebukes Peter with the words "Get behind me,Satan," the Lord is teaching all of us how to detect and reject any voice that impedes the Will of God.  Discerning God's Perfect Will is essential to discipleship.  This homily explores this subject.  (Preached September 2, 2017)

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Christ is Risen!!!  How do we really respond to that Easter Proclamation?  Truly! He is Risen!  Or rather, Truly? He is Risen?  This Easter sermon explores how we can find our way to TRULY! Christ is RISEN!

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The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.  Obviously, LOVE is the most important thing.  This Lenten talk explores how we can deepen the virture of LOVE by wanting it, praying it and doing it. (Given at Lenten Mission at St. Joseph in York, PA 2017--same talk given in Cleveland)

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If they are honest, most believers struggle to believe in the GOODNESS of GOD.  Indeed, many believers even doubt that God is Good, and that doubt shows on their faces in their lives. And yet the key to real joy and profound peace is precisely found in surrendering to God's Goodness and trusting HIM in all things.  This retreat conference explores how to come to that joy and peace.  (Given at a Lenten Mission 2017 at St. Joseph's in York, PA--this same talk was also given in Cleveland)

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St. Augustine observed that we are all the "woman at the well" who meets Jesus in that middle of the day.  We are looking, craving, longing, aching for fulfillment in all kinds of places except where it can actually be found--In Christ.  (Preached on March 19, 2017 at St. Joseph in York)

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Ash Wednesday draws crowds galore.  Folks seem instinctively drawn to this liturgy with its eponymous gift of ashes.  Why?  What are we seeking when come for those ashes?  TRUTH!  This homily explores the three truthes behind a smudge of dirt.  (Preached at The Collaborative Catholic Revival in Cleveland--March 1, 2017)

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