Christ’s New Covenant: so much deeper, stronger, further!

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6th Sunday of Easter, Year C: May 1, 2016
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How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: August 16, 2015
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Always with us, as food for the journey

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi),
Year A: June 22, 2014

Deut 8:2-3, 14-16; Ps 147; 1 Cor 10:16-17; John 6:51-58

9 weeks ago, we were celebrating the Paschal Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

  • We recalled the original Passover and Exodus from Egypt, some 1400 years earlier, when the Lord rescued the People of Israel from slavery in Egypt. This was accomplished partly through the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb, and also through the parting of the Red Sea, so that they could pass through on dry land. And so they were rescued from Egypt and set on their way to the Promised Land.
  • And so we celebrated the fulfillment of this foreshadowing in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the true Passover Lamb. For by giving himself in sacrifice, he set us free not merely from earthly slavery, but from Satan and sin and death. And he passed through, not merely an earthly sea, but death itself, to open the transformed life of the Resurrection. Thus we have been saved and set on our way to the New Heavens and the New Earth.

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Siempre con nosotros, como comida para el viaje

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El Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo, Año A: 22 Junio 2014
Dt 8, 2-3.14-16; Sal 147; 1 Cor 10, 16-17; Jn 6, 51-58 (more…)

The risen Christ with you on the way

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Mass during the Day: April 20, 2014

Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps 118; 1 Cor 5:6-8; Luke 24:13-35 (more…)

Cristo resucitado contigo en el camino

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Domingo de Pascua: 20 Abril 2014
Misa del Día

Hch 10, 34.37-43; Sal 117; 1 Cor 5, 6-8; Lc 24, 13-35 (more…)

The Passover meal of the Lamb of God

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Holy Thursday: April 17, 2014
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Exod 12:1-8, 11-14; Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 (more…)

Recibir el amor de tal don

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XX Domingo Ordinario, Año B: 19 Agosto 2012
Pr 9, 1-6; Sal 33; Ef 5, 15-20; Jn 6, 51-58

Hace un siglo, el escritor Ernest Thompson Seton publicó un libro que incluyó una historia que vino de hace unas décadas. En la zona del Ártico, en un invierno, un grupo de indios algonquinos murieron de hambre—todos, menos una mujer y su bebé. Llevando a su bebé, ella empezó a caminar hacia un lugar donde podrían recibir ayuda. Llegaron en un lago, y allí encontró equipo, incluyendo un sedal; y hubo peces en el lago; pero no tuvo cebo. Y estaban muriendo de hambre. Por lo tanto, usando un cuchillo, la mujer cortó de su propio muslo una tira de carne, y puso su propia carne como cebo en el anzuelo, para coger el primer pescado. Y así ellos sobrevivieron—y siempre después la mujer tuvo una cicatriz en su muslo de donde había sacado su propia carne. (more…)

“My flesh for the life of the world”

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Aug. 19, 2012
Prov 9:1-6; Ps 34; Eph 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

100 years ago, the author Ernest Thompson Seton published a book that included a story from a few decades earlier. Up in the Arctic, one winter a group of Algonquin Indians all starved to death—except for one woman and her baby. She took her baby and set out to reach a place where they could find help. They made it as far as a lake, where she found some equipment, including a fishing line; and there were fish in the lake; but no bait. They were starving. So the woman took a knife and cut a strip of flesh from her own thigh, and used her own flesh to bait that hook and catch the first fish. And they survived—and ever after the woman always had a scar on her thigh from where she had cut out her own flesh.

This is a striking story. And don’t we instantly understand just how great a love that woman had for her baby? And how remarkable it would be to give your own flesh to feed someone you love? Or to be the recipient of that kind of love? (more…)

12 short homilies on the Mass

Given during January and February 2012

66:59 audio of all 12 homilies

  1. Why do we attend Mass? (text) (5:41 audio)
  2. Meeting Christ in the Mass (text) (5:12 audio)
  3. Christ’s Presence in the Mass (text) (5:20 audio)
  4. The Real Presence of Christ in the Mass (text) (4:51 audio)
  5. Christ, our great high priest (text) (5:58 audio)
  6. A sacrifice pleasing and acceptable (text) (5:48 audio)
  7. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice (text) (5:43 audio)
  8. Uniting heaven and earth (text) (5:45 audio)
  9. In the heart of the Trinity (text) (5:43 audio)
  10. One in Christ (text) (5:29 audio)
  11. The Eucharistic Prayer (text) (5:48 audio)
  12. Source and Summit (text) (5:37 audio) (more…)
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