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Oct 2017

Preached October 29, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Thus says the Lord – these words introduce a series of commands that spell out some of the details of what we heard in today’s Gospel, Love your neighbor as yourself. The commands spell out details in a particular way in regard to those who are weakest and most vulnerable among us. Today, however, I want to focus not on these sorts of details, but on the fact of God us commands. There is a passage in St. Paul’s letter to......

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October 02, 2017

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 1, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We live today in an exceedingly fragmented world, a new Babel in which we no longer know how to speak with one another and...


September 25, 2017

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 21, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel Jesus tells a parable in which the landowner speaks to men he finds in the marketplace at the last hour of...


September 21, 2017

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 17, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday I spoke about the responsibility that bishops and priests have to warn the people of spiritual danger, dangers that threaten the salvation...


Jesus Call
July 02, 2017

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached July 2, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday I spoke about the life of grace, the life of the soul, that was lost through the sin of Adam and restored...


Spiritus Sanctus
June 11, 2017

Trinity Sunday

Preached June 11, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last week, on Pentecost, I emphasized that the Holy Spirit is not just the Spirit of divine love, but also, according to the words...


June 04, 2017

Pentecost

How many times have we heard that love is all you need? Well, it is not true because truth is equally necessary.