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Mar 2020
3rd Sunday of Lent

Preached March 15, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let me begin today with a doctrinal summary. The doctrine gives us the objective reality. Today’s Gospel will help us discover how to encounter this reality in our lives. Doctrine and lived faith go hand in hand. Grace, as we teach the 1st graders, is God’s life in our souls. More precisely that is the reality of sanctifying grace, since there is also actual grace, which are the helps that God gives us, light for the mind or strength for the......

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February 24, 2020

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached February 23, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon When Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, Pilate asked whether he was a king. Far from denying his kingship, Jesus defined his kingship in a...


The Presentation of the Lord
February 03, 2020

The Presentation of the Lord

Preached February 2, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today we have the joy of celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, an event we are familiar with...


January 20, 2020

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached January 19, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord and this Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Gospel continues on the same...


The Baptism of the Lord
January 13, 2020

The Baptism of the Lord

Preached January 12, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In our contemporary society we have become very accustomed to think in terms of ‘rights’. Justice ceases to be something that I owe to...


November 18, 2019

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 17, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon As we draw near the end of the liturgical year things get serious. The end of the liturgical year directs our attention to the...


October 21, 2019

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 20, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel Jesus gives us a lesson about the need to pray always without becoming weary. At the end of the lesson he...


April 23, 2019

Easter Sunday

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...


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...