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Jun 2018

Preached June 10, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it. Since the time of Adam and Eve men and women have continually bought into, or bit into the lies of the devil. Jesus says of the devil both that he is a murderer and that he is a liar and the father of lies. (cf. Jn 8:44) The devil is a murderer precisely because he is the father of lies; he kills by means of his lies. Further, as a murderer......

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May 07, 2018

6th Sunday of Easter

Preached May 6, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let us love one another, because love is of God.  “Love” is a much abused word that seems to have the power to turn...


April 23, 2018

4th Sunday of Easter

Preached April 22, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s 1st reading we heard St. Peter make a bold claim, one that scandalizes the world in which we live today, just as...


April 16, 2018

3rd Sunday of Easter

Preached April 15, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon On Easter Sunday I spoke about the spooky quality of Jesus’ resurrection, a spooky quality that we are presented with in today’s Gospel. Indeed,...


April 09, 2018

Divine Mercy Sunday

Preached April 8, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, greets his Apostles three times, saying, Peace be with you.  Then he tells Thomas, Do...


April 01, 2018

Easter Sunday

Preached April 1, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon It can be very disconcerting to find out that you are not alone, when you thought you were. Imagine coming into your house in...


March 31, 2018

Easter Vigil   

Preached March 31, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Those of you who have been attending all the service through the Sacred Triduum will have noticed that I have been placing great emphasis...


March 29, 2018

Holy Thursday

Preached March 29, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Mass is not a re-enactment of the Last Supper. If you want a re-enactment you could go to the ‘Last Days of Jesus’...


March 19, 2018

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary

Preached March 19, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon  The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. (Jn 1:14) When the Son of God chose to become man, he could have fashioned...


March 05, 2018

3rd Sunday of Lent

Preached March 4, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon  Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace. Those are the words of Jesus as he purifies the Temple of the Lord, chasing the money...


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