Live your faith like an Olympic champion

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Aug. 14, 2016
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Jesus asks the impossible—and then enables us to do it

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: June 26, 2016
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El valor de proclamar a Cristo como Rey y Señor

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Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Rey del Universo, Año A:
23 Noviembre 2014

Ez 34, 11-12.15-17; Sal 22; 1 Cor 15, 20-26.28; Mt 25, 31-46 (more…)

The boldness of proclaiming Christ as King and Lord

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A:
Nov. 23, 2014

Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23; 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Matt 25:31-46
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Al regresar a las condiciones del siglo primero

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San Pedro y San Pablo: 29 Junio 2014
Misa del Día

Hch 12, 1-11; Sal 33; 2 Tim 4, 6-8.17-18; Mt 16, 13-19 (more…)

As we return to 1st century conditions

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Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, 2014
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Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18; Matt 16:13-19 (more…)

Domingo de Ramos: ¿Cómo responderemos a este Rey Salvador?

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Domingo de Ramos, Año A: 13 Abril 2014
Is 50, 4-7; Sal 21; Flp 2, 6-11; Mt 26, 14—27, 66 (more…)

Jesus asks: “What do you want me to do for you?”

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 28, 2012
Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52

Immediately Bartimaeus received his sight. And the first thing he saw was Jesus: the eyes of Jesus, shining with power and love and healing; the eyes of the one who had given him his sight. And he followed Jesus on the way.

Jesus is famous for asking questions. Some years ago, the Jesuit Father John Dear began to write down every question Jesus ever asked in the Gospels—and he got to 307 questions, not even counting the questions that are contained in Jesus’ parables (see his book The Questions of Jesus). And one of Jesus’ most provocative questions is the one that he asks Bartimaeus in today’s Gospel reading: “What do you want me to do for you?” (more…)

A homily on September 11

I don’t write out my weekday homilies beforehand; but every so often I will type them up here afterward, if they seem worth sharing more widely. I used the Mass “in Time of War or Civil Disturbance.”

Today we have the 7th- and 8th-graders with us for Mass. Now most of you are 12 or 13– which means that 8 years ago, on September 11, 2001, you were 4 or 5. The front page of the Washington Post today talks about those who are young enough that you don’t remember the terrorist attacks of that day as your own memory or experience, but now learn about it as a subject in school (article). And so let me say a few words about what made this day so important for Americans.

There had been terrorist attacks in places in the past. But the U.S. had put up safeguards against these, security checks to keep them from happening here. That day, those terrorists pierced through that security. (more…)

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