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Week of March 15, 2020

Last weekend I talked to you about the letter from Bishop Johnston on dealing with the coronavirus situation.  Below is a recap of what I told you with a little more detail from the Bishop’s letter. Fundamentally, there are basic actions which always apply to combat the coronavirus as well as the annual flu and […]

Week of March 8, 2020

As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”  Today’s liturgy invites us to gather with a few others and to climb our symbolic mountain, away from distractions, where two or three can be together […]

Week of March 1, 2020

For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so, through the one, the many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 We hear the whole story in a nutshell today.  When Eve and Adam in the garden took possession of the fruit that gave the knowledge of good and […]

Week of February 23, 2020

So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. Mt. 5:48 We continue to hear Jesus’ sermon on the Mount.  Historical study helps us understand the meaning of two of the examples Jesus gives in this passage. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand over your cloak as […]

Week of February 16, 2020

Jesus was not an enemy of the 10 Commandments, though he vigorously opposed a religious system that twisted them into prescriptions for gaining status with the Creator.  As to the commandments themselves, he assured his listeners that not one of them would ever become invalid. Having affirmed the commandments, however, Jesus demonstrated that their purpose […]

Week of February 9, 2020

Safe Haven Sunday 2020 message This weekend we are celebrating Safe Haven Sunday throughout our diocese.  This is the second year that I am addressing all the faithful of our diocese in this way.  My goal is to raise awareness about the issue of pornography and how parents can help their children navigate the use […]

Week of February 2, 2020

Today we celebrate Jesus’ presentation at the temple.  This event is recorded only in the Gospel of Luke and is rooted in the Jewish practices of purification of a mother after childbirth and the offering of the firstborn son.  While the event centers on Mary, Joseph and Jesus, two community members support the Holy Family […]