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Once again on this 5th Sunday of Easter, our Lord points us to THE MOST important THING--LOVE.  Here's a quick guide to following His constant command to love.

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On Good Shepherd Sunday, the Gospel focuses on Jesus whose VOICE calls each of us by name.  But do we hear HIS VOICE?  This homily explores how we might tune in to that sweet voice through SILENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, and COMPASSION.  (Preached at St. Augustine's Church on April 17, 2016)

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Holy Week begins with the looooooooonnnng reading of the Passion--this year 2,222 from the Gospel of Luke.  But every word invites us to open our hearts to THE ONE WORD--Jesus.   As we journey to Easter, may we remember on every breath JESUS gave Himself away for us, and may we now choose to give ourselves away for Him.

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St. Padre Pio once wrote, "When you love, prepare to SUFFER."  As an old rock band once sang, "Love hurts."  And yet we are called to LOVE.  This homily explores how staying close to the Blessed Mother teaches us how to LOVE even as we SOB.

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Are WE spiritually FIT?   Using Mary as the model disciple, this homily explores how we might get in shape for the coming of Jesus in our lives. In memoriam of a great man and disciple of our Lord:  Peter Davidson.  (Preached on December 20 at St. Augustine's Church 10 am mass)

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The Second Sunday of Advent always features the prophetic voice of John the Baptist--a voice crying out in the desert, "Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand."  So too our culture's great Christmas stories often focus on resistant, grumpy hearts in need of conversion (e.g.Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch and George Bailey)  This homily explores how we can find our way to that path of conversion--preparing the way of the Lord in our hearts. (preached Dec. 7, 2015 at 12:30 mass St. Augustine)

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Today's annual Feast of Christ the King could not come at a better time.  As our world worries and frets over the evil of terrorism, we need to root our hearts in the Good News: Jesus is King of the Universe.  (preached at 10 am mass at St. Augustine's). 

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On the 33rd Sunday of the Church year we always hear Jesus speak of His Glorious Return to earth on the final day of history.   But the big question we must face: how do we prepare for the Day of the Lord?  (preached on November 15, 2015 at 12:30 Gospel mass)

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Many of us remember the childhood game of "Shotgun"--wherein the first sibling to yell that word gets the coveted distinction of sitting in the front seat.  Below the surface of that silly game lies a perennial human problem--our deep-seated need to be out front, to lead the parade, to be as Dr. King once said "the drum major."  What does Jesus say about "Shotgun."   (Preached on October 17th--4:30 Saturday vigil mass) 

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Our Archdiocese of Washington has been encouraging our entire DC community to embrace the spirit of our marvelous pastor Pope Francis by praying, serving and acting in response to the JOY of THE GOSPEL.  This homily unpacks those three mandates (preached at 12:30 mass at St. Augustine).  For even more info, click on  https://walkwithfrancis.org/

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