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Mar 2019

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 gained for humanity another “year”, the “Year of the Lord”, Anno Domini (AD), in the presence of God. We do not, however, know how long this ‘year’ will last. Meanwhile, in terms of ordinary years, it seems that every year now we meet with in the Scripture readings at Mass that seem disturbingly real. Today Jesus makes......

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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...