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Nov 2019

Preached November 3, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we heard Jesus tell a parable involving a tax collector. Today we heard about a real life encounter between a chief tax collector and Jesus. Last Sunday the tax collector in the parable showed us our starting point in our relationship to God; namely, the prayer of interior humility that recognizes where we stand before God as creatures and as sinners. O God, be merciful to me, a sinner. (Lk 18:13)  The tax collector was a man who was......

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November 05, 2018

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 4, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon During the course of the last month our 2nd reading has been taken from the Letter to the Hebrews and that will continue for...


November 06, 2017

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 4, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. These words have often been used by the proponents of...