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Oct 2019

Preached October 27, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s parable about the Pharisee and the tax-collector is meant for people who are serious about the practice of their faith. Jesus is not condemning people who are religious but warning them of the dangers of self-righteousness and hypocrisy. Actually, human nature is such that you don’t have to be religious to be self-righteous and hypocritical. As for the Pharisees, we will understand the Gospel better if we clear from our minds the prejudice we have against them. The Pharisees were......

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January 30, 2018

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached January 28, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon St. John, in his Gospel, tells us that when the Jewish officials came from Jerusalem to question St. John the Baptist about his identity...


19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 14, 2017

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached August 13, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration, when Jesus was revealed on the mountain top with light of God’s glory shining forth...