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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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June 04, 2018

Corpus Christi

Preached June 3, 2018: St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Jesus took great care in preparing for the Last Supper in which he gave us the sacrament of his Body and Blood. Jesus was...


May 30, 2018

Trinity Sunday

Preached May 27, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon  Know and fix in your heart that the Lord is God in heavens above and on the earth below, and that there is no...


May 21, 2018

Pentecost Sunday

Preached May 20, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This year Pentecost Sunday coincides with ‘Commitment Sunday’ for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. So in the larger context of Pentecost and the coming of...


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 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...


Good Friday
March 30, 2018

Good Friday

Preached March 30, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In recounting Jesus’ death on the Cross, the Evangelist John makes a special note of the fulfillment of two passages of Scripture, the first...


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