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May 2018

Preached May 6, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let us love one another, because love is of God.  “Love” is a much abused word that seems to have the power to turn human minds to jelly. Some people seem to think it is enough to pronounce slogans like ‘love wins’ and all discussion is supposed to be at an end. The person who disagrees with the ‘love’ slogan is dismissed as a hater, an enemy of the human race. Did you know that the early Christians, like St. Peter......

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April 16, 2018

3rd Sunday of Easter

Preached April 15, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon On Easter Sunday I spoke about the spooky quality of Jesus’ resurrection, a spooky quality that we are presented with in today’s Gospel. Indeed,...


March 26, 2018

Palm Sunday

Preached March 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In the 2nd Eucharistic prayer, the priest introduces the consecration narrative saying of Jesus, “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into...


January 15, 2018

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached January 14, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Speak, Lord, for you servant is listening.  Today’s 1st reading with the account of the young Samuel, sleeping in the Temple, hearing the voice...


December 05, 2017

1st Sunday of Advent

Preached December 3, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In our opening prayer or ‘collect’ we prayed, “Grant your faithful, Almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous...


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...


September 25, 2017

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 21, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel Jesus tells a parable in which the landowner speaks to men he finds in the marketplace at the last hour of...