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Oct 2019

Preached October 27, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s parable about the Pharisee and the tax-collector is meant for people who are serious about the practice of their faith. Jesus is not condemning people who are religious but warning them of the dangers of self-righteousness and hypocrisy. Actually, human nature is such that you don’t have to be religious to be self-righteous and hypocritical. As for the Pharisees, we will understand the Gospel better if we clear from our minds the prejudice we have against them. The Pharisees were......

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October 29, 2018

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 28, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel the blind beggar Bartimaeus begs Jesus for his sight, receives vision, and follows him upon the way to Jerusalem. Jesus tells...


October 30, 2017

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 29, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Thus says the Lord – these words introduce a series of commands that spell out some of the details of what we heard in...