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Sep 2018

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 wildfires and other natural phenomenon apart, the human world seems to be falling apart, every part of the world. In some places there is open warfare and it has been going on for years with no realistic hope for any resolution; other places there is general chaos and violence; but it is really hard to say that......

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September 04, 2018

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 1, 2018; St. Peter’s Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks severely to the scribes and Pharisees, the powerful leaders, saying, You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition....


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 16, 2018

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preached August 15, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into heaven is the reality believed by the Church since the beginning, Indeed for...


June 11, 2018

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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,...


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...