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Apr 2018

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 not be unbelieving, but believe. Truly, Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, is the solid reality that we can trust. Now as human beings there are all sorts of ways in which we make mistakes; one of them is to mistake the effect for the cause. So in today’s 1st reading from the Acts of the Apostles......

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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 26, 2018

Palm Sunday

Preached March 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In the 2nd Eucharistic prayer, the priest introduces the consecration narrative saying of Jesus, “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into...


March 19, 2018

5th Sunday of Lent

Preached March 18. 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon I didn’t plan this. Last Sunday I finished a series of seven homilies on the basics of the Catholic faith. I started out with...


January 15, 2018

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached January 14, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Speak, Lord, for you servant is listening.  Today’s 1st reading with the account of the young Samuel, sleeping in the Temple, hearing the voice...


December 11, 2017

2nd Sunday of Advent

For freedom Christ set us free. (Gal 5:1) That means that before Christ came into the world and before he came into our life, we were not free. In today’s 1st reading God commands the...


October 16, 2017

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 15, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Sunday after Sunday now we have been hearing a sequence of closely related parables. Last Sunday I pointed out the connection through the image...