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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

February 2019

Feb 27

2/24/19 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Today’s readings remind us that Our Lord has taught us a truly human way of living, giving us an example in his earthly life so that we gradually learn to treat others not necessarily as they treat us, but as how Our Lord would treat them. In today’s First Reading not-yet-King David is being pursued by King Saul and an army because...
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Feb 27

2/24/19 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES! Impossible! Foolish! Naive! Irrational! Illogical! Dreamer! These are the first sentiments that come to my mind when I look honestly at these three words and think to myself. It is impossible to love your enemy. It would be easier – much easier - to love our enemies but the Lord knows exactly what he is saying:...
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Feb 27

2/24/19 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 81 Jesus’ teachings on the love of one’s enemies are found in both the Gospel of Luke as well as Matthew’s Gospel… In Matthew’s version, Jesus ends His teaching with the following statement: “So be perfect just as your heavenly Father is...
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Feb 27

02/17/19 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Today’s readings remind us that Our Lord has taught us a truly human way of living, giving us an example in his earthly life so that we gradually learn to treat others not necessarily as they treat us, but as how Our Lord would treat them. In today’s First Reading not-yet-King David is being pursued by King Saul and an army because...
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Feb 27

02/10/19 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

St Paul is worried about divisions in the Christian community in Corinth. Divisions are always a threat to the Church, even today. Every week, more or less, you can read in the news reports about groups who call themselves Catholic but go around having press conferences in which they disagree with Catholic...
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Feb 27

02/10/19 Fifth Sunday in Oridinary Time - Fr. Damian

Do you ever think about how much fish the disciples left behind on those boats in the Luke Gospel? Really, think about it.   They’ve fished all night and caught nothing. They are cleaning their nets, maybe wondering where the next meal is going to come from. There were no fish; there won’t be anything to sell in the...
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Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

In his book Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI asks a surprising question. He asks “What did Jesus actually bring?” Think about it. We still have wars. We still have famine. People still suffer. People still get sick and die. So what did Jesus actually bring? And Pope Benedict answers the question by saying: “Jesus...
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Feb 4

2/3/19 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

We have just heard some of the most beautiful words in all of Sacred Scripture. God spoke them to the prophet Jeremiah more than two thousand years ago, but that same God – our Lord – made sure that they weren’t forgotten when Jeremiah died. He inspired the sacred writer to record...
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Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Today we hear the opening words of the Gospel of Luke.  He begins his Gospel acknowledging that many individuals had written narratives of Jesus and the events that had been fulfilled.  Luke then writes:  “I have decided to write an orderly sequence and an accurate account of Jesus’ life and ministry.”  Thus...
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Feb 4

1/27/19 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 69 From our second reading: “Now you are Christ's body, and individually parts of it.” In this passage, St. Paul is not only speaking of the mystical body of Christ, but also of the entire body of humanity… “…But God has so constructed the body as...
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Feb 4

1/20/19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

What does the commandment "keep holy the Sabbath" require of us? Or better yet, what is the primary intention behind this command? The religious leaders confronted Jesus on this issue. The "Sabbath rest" was meant to be a time to remember and celebrate God's goodness and the goodness of his work, both in creation and...
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Feb 4

1/20/19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Does God really want us to be happy? Of course we all know what we should say. But do we really believe it? The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that Christianity is opposed to joy. Many people today would probably say the same thing. Is it true? Does God really want us to be happy? What does the Bible tell us? Today in the gospel we...
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