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Jun 2019

Preached June 9, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon As we have just heard, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and disciples in the form of tongues of fire. The fire speaks of the fire of divine love, while the tongues speak of the gift of speech, speech that is at once strong, loving, and wise. The speech is first of all speech in praise of the mighty works of God, but then in the second place it involves announcing those same mighty works......

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June 03, 2019

Ascension of the Lord

Preached June 2, 2019 The last two Sundays, following the readings, I have spoken about the New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from God; I also spoke about the mini-Jerusalem that is established...


May 13, 2019

4th Sunday of Easter

Preached May 11, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let me start off today with an advertisement. We have a parish subscription for “Formed”, which is a sort of Catholic “Netflix”, with an...


April 23, 2019

Easter Sunday

Preached April 21, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Peter and John come to the empty tomb – the tomb is empty; death is empty; death has been defeated. Inside the empty tomb...


April 08, 2019

5th Sunday of Lent

Preached April 7, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we heard the well-known parable of the prodigal son. The prodigal son returns home, is welcomed by his father, restored to his...


April 01, 2019

4th Sunday of Lent

Preached March 31, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We have just heard the well-known and much beloved Parable of the Prodigal Son. We could look at this parable from the perspective of...


March 25, 2019

3rd Sunday of Lent

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...


March 20, 2019

2nd Sunday of Lent

Preached March 17, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today, early in the Lent, we meet with readings that do not seem typical for the season. Except for the brief warning found in...


March 11, 2019

1st Sunday of Lent

Preached March 10, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil for forty days. So also, led by the Holy Spirit,...


March 04, 2019

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached March 3, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Can a blind person lead a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? Jesus’ words here could be alarming. In this life...