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The entire Good News of Christianity is rooted in Easter FAITH.  Christians REALLY believe that Jesus Christ rose body and soul from the tomb on Easter Sunday.  However, like St. Thomas we have our doubts, this homily explores how we might strengthen our faith in the Resurrection.  (preached at Christ the King on April 8, 2018 at 10:30 am)

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Discouragement is the favorite tactic of the Devil to turn us away from God.  Here’s two ways to cast out that demon: Surrender to God’s love, and LOVE in order to surrender.—Preached February 4, 2018 and dedicated to my sister Kelly (RIP 2/3/11).

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Casting out demons is a central part of Christ’s ministry.  Where have they all gone?  Look in the mirror and in the silence of the heart.  Christ comes to cast them out.

 

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Every 2nd Monday of January, the USA rightly celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This homily focuses on Reverend King--a disciple of the Lord and a preacher of Christ's Gospel.  Reverend King demonstrates how to be faithful servants of Christ by doing three things: FOCUS, COMMIT and TRUST.  (Preached at St. Augustine's 12:30 mass on January 14, 2018)

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Our Blessed Mother demonstrates how we can all have a merry Christmas and put skin on Christ.  We need to do simply two things: Say NO to regrets of the past and fear of the future AND Say YES to the Mission of the Moment

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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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