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Dec 2018

Preached December 9, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The opening of today’s Gospel fixes a very definite time in history making reference to the political and religious order of the time and place. Tiberius Cesar, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Philip, Lysanias, Annas and Caiaphas, with the possible exception of Lysanias, are all known of from historical sources outside of the Bible. This is important. Our faith is founded upon real events that happened in a determined time and place. True Christians have always been able to give a straightforward answer......

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December 03, 2018

1st Sunday of Advent

Preached December 2, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This Holiday Season I am thinking I might be a bit of a Grinch. I am not going to put out a ‘Keep Christ...


November 26, 2018

Christ the King

Preached November 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This past week I came across a couple of commentaries speaking about how foreign the celebration of Christ the King appears to a democratic...


November 19, 2018

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 18, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time could be called ‘End of the World Sunday’, but we want always to remember that of that day...


November 05, 2018

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 4, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon During the course of the last month our 2nd reading has been taken from the Letter to the Hebrews and that will continue for...


October 29, 2018

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 28, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel the blind beggar Bartimaeus begs Jesus for his sight, receives vision, and follows him upon the way to Jerusalem. Jesus tells...


October 22, 2018

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 21, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon “This is the chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for...


October 15, 2018

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 14, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon “Always begin at the end”: That is a good rule for everything we do. In other words we always need a goal, we need...


December 05, 2017

1st Sunday of Advent

Preached December 3, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In our opening prayer or ‘collect’ we prayed, “Grant your faithful, Almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous...