La Sagrada Familia y la obediencia de la fe

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La Sagrada Familia, Año B: 28 Diciembre 2014 (more…)

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The Holy Family and the obedience of faith

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B:
Dec. 28, 2014

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When Jesus came into St. Joseph’s life

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4th Sunday of Advent, Year A: Dec. 22, 2013
Isa 7:10-14; Ps 24; Rom 1:1-7; Matt 1:18-24

St. Joseph was a righteous man. He knew the Law that the Lord God had given to his People, and he wanted to follow it: to do what was right and just, toward God and toward other people; to do what was good; to do what was holy. And he was betrothed—formally contracted to marry—a very good and holy young woman named Mary.

St. Joseph may have been a young man, somewhere around 20 years old, energetic and just getting started in life. Or he may have been an older man, a widower, with some number of sons and daughters who would be known as the brothers and sisters of Jesus. (more…)

Cuando vino Jesús a la vida de San José

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IV Domingo de Adviento, Año A: 22 Diciembre 2013
Is 7, 10-14; Sal 23; Rom 1, 1-7; Mt 1, 18-24 (more…)

¿Suficiente amor para cumplir su palabra?

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VI Domingo de Pascua, Año C: 5 Mayo 2013
Hch 15, 1-2.22-29; Sal 66; Ap 21, 10-14.22-23; Jn 14, 23-29

En el capítulo 4 del Evangelio según San Juan (4, 13-18), nuestro Señor Jesús está conversando con la mujer samaritana al lado del pozo. Habla de un agua que él puede dar: un agua viva tal que se convertirá dentro de uno en un manantial capaz de dar la vida eterna. La mujer dice: “Señor, dame de esa agua para que no vuelva a tener sed ni tenga que venir hasta aquí a sacarla.” Y entonces Jesús pide: “Ve a llamar a tu marido y vuelve”—aunque ya sabe, como dirá, que ella ha tenido cinco maridos y el de ahora no es su marido. (more…)

Keeping Jesus’ word, from Old Law to New Law

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6th Sunday of Easter, Year C: May 5, 2013
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29

We hear our Lord Jesus say in today’s Gospel reading: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” What beautiful words! We want that kind of peace so much. In fact, the whole world wants that kind of peace. And our Lord Jesus offers it.

But we also hear him say: “Whoever loves me will keep my word.” Now that’s different, isn’t it? It’s one thing to offer peace; it’s another thing to require obedience. (more…)

La vida, el amor, y la fiesta de boda en Caná

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II Domingo Ordinario, Año C: 20 Enero, 2013
Is 62, 1-5; Sal 95; 1 Cor 12, 4-11; Jn 2, 1-11

Hubo una boda en Caná, leemos en nuestra lectura del Evangelio de hoy; y, como en nuestras bodas actuales, fue un tiempo de alegría, celebrando el principio del matrimonio de este hombre y esta mujer, novio y novia, ahora marido y mujer. Pero las celebraciones de bodas en la Tierra Santa en el siglo I fueron más largas que las de este país: duraron unos días. Hubo mucho banquetear, mucho gozar.

Pero, en esta boda particular, algo salió mal en la preparación. (more…)

Life, love, and the wedding feast at Cana

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Jan. 20, 2013
Isa 62:1-5; Ps 96; 1 Cor 12:4-11; John 2:1-11

There was a wedding at Cana, we hear in our Gospel reading today; and, as in our weddings today, it was a joyful time, celebrating the start of the marriage between this particular young man and young woman, the bridegroom and the bride, now husband and wife. But their wedding celebrations, in the Holy Land in the 1st century, were longer than ours now—they lasted for days. There was much feasting, much rejoicing.

But at this particular wedding, something had gone wrong with the planning. (more…)

A sacrifice pleasing and acceptable

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6th in a series of short homilies on the Mass

What do you give to the God who has everything?

In my last homily, we considered how Christ is the perfect, eternal high priest—unsurpassable in bringing us closer to God, and God closer to us. And as soon as we speak of a priest, we quickly speak of sacrifice, which is, fundamentally, giving something to God. As with any gift, we can ask an obvious question: What should you give to God? What does he want or need? (more…)

Lenten Day of Recollection

The season of Lent lasts 40 days in imitation of Christ’s 40 days in the desert. In these talks from a Day of Recollection, Father Dan explores what it means to go into the desert, and how Christ’s testing there sheds light on our own lives.

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1: Into the Desert (16:06)
2: Tested in Material Things (22:01)
3: Tested in Human Relationships (23:46)
4: Tested in our Relationship with God (24:09)