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Apr 2019

Preached April 21, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Peter and John come to the empty tomb – the tomb is empty; death is empty; death has been defeated. Inside the empty tomb they find the empty burial cloths that appear as a sort of symbolic exclamation point. If someone had come and just stolen the body, the tomb would have been empty, but they would hardly have taken the care to remove the burial cloths, much less carefully fold the napkin covering the head and set it to one......

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April 23, 2019

Easter Vigil

Preached April 20, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The account of creation shows us a perfect world, coming forth from the word of God, the Creator. If we were to attend well...


April 23, 2019

Good Friday

Preached April 19, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, stood at the foot of the Cross, she watched her Son die, she watched the soldier pierce...


March 25, 2019

3rd Sunday of Lent

Preached March 24, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The gardener in the Gospel today gained from the landowner another year for the fig tree; Jesus Christ, through his death and resurrection has...


February 04, 2019

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached February 3, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We meet with a rather unusual juxtaposition of readings in today’s Mass. For bookends we have the 1st reading from Jeremiah and the Gospel....


September 11, 2018

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 9, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Things have been very difficult lately. It should be evident now that we are living in extraordinary times; it is not your imagination.  Crazy...


June 04, 2018

Corpus Christi

Preached June 3, 2018: St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Jesus took great care in preparing for the Last Supper in which he gave us the sacrament of his Body and Blood. Jesus was...


October 16, 2017

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 15, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Sunday after Sunday now we have been hearing a sequence of closely related parables. Last Sunday I pointed out the connection through the image...