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Nov 2021

Recuerdo haber ido a la clínica o al médico cuando era niño para recibir una vacuna. Al principio tenía miedo y luché contra él. La pelea lo hizo peor de lo que era. Cuando me rendí, no dolió tanto como cuando luché contra él. Cuando confiaba en que mis padres y el médico o la enfermera pensaban lo mejor para mí, entonces era aceptable. Entonces pude tolerar el dolor. El refrán dice que “solo se vive una vez”. Este refrán mundano sugiere que debes consumir tanto como puedas antes de morir. Vi......

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September 26, 2021

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The world offers you nothing that will last.  God made the world and everything in it good.  Our gift of free will and reason makes us potentially the greatest creatures of all, but we also...


September 12, 2021

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” (Mk 8:33b) What does God think? For many years, I didn’t care much about what God thinks. But when...


September 05, 2021

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

By 16 weeks into a pregnancy, hearing structures in the ear are formed possibly enabling the child to hear sounds. Babies in the womb can hear their mother talk at least during the last 10...


August 28, 2021

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. (Mk 7:6b-7; cf. Is 29:13) “Be doers of the word...


August 07, 2021

Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary

Jezebel, the pagan wife of King Ahab, threatened to kill the prophet Elijah after Elijah ordered the slaughter of the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who...


July 31, 2021

Eighteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

“…seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its...


July 24, 2021

Homily Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary B

The Gospel according to John has four parts:  The Prologue, The Book of Signs, The Book of Glory, and the Epilogue.  In the Book of Signs Jesus performs seven signs, and the feeding of the...