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Jan 2019

Preached January 26, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon I am not impressed by computers and smart phones. Though they can serve as instruments for the communication of human knowledge, they are dumb and lifeless, they easily become idols, and they seem to do more harm than good to human beings. I am not impressed by any of the modern forms of communication. Even if they allow us to get a message to someone on the opposite side of the world in an instant, they do not give us anything......

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January 21, 2019

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached January 20, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ works a miracle – his first – performing thereby a simple act of kindness for a couple on their wedding...


January 14, 2019

Baptism of the Lord

Preached January 13, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday, in the celebration of the Epiphany, the infant Jesus, the Son of God, was revealed as a light shining to the nations....


December 17, 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent

Preached December 16, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon To be honest, the message of today’s Mass, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Advent’s Sunday of Joy, might be a bit irritating. Rejoice in...


December 10, 2018

2nd Sunday of Advent

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...


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 12, 2018

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached November 11, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Once again this Sunday we have heard from the Letter to the Hebrews. Last Sunday I spoke about the importance of that Letter for...