Monthly Archives: August 2010

True Authority

Homily on the readings for August 31, Tuesday of the XXII week in ordinary time, year II People can only speak with authority about something that they know thoroughly and apply correctly. An mathematician as such cannot speak with authority … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason

Homily on the readings for August 30, Monday of the XXII of OT, year II One of the most important lessons I learned in college was that truth is independent of my personal opinion. When I graduated from high school, … Continue reading

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Humility: God’s favorite virtue

Homily on the readings for August 29, XXII Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C Humility is God’s favorite virtue. That may sound like an overstatement – after all, there are many very important virtues – but I think we can … Continue reading

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Being ready without being paranoid

Homily on the readings for August 26, Thursday of the XXI week OT, II God never asks us to do anything without giving us the strength to do it. In the Gospel today, Jesus offers us a real challenge: we … Continue reading

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Harsh words, but for a good reason

Homily for the readings for August 25, Wednesday of the XXI week in OT, year II “Shunning those who are disorderly”, working in “toil and drudgery”, “whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth”… today’s readings … Continue reading

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Who knows about the life of St Bartholomew?

Homily for August 24, Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle Today we celebrate the feast of the Apostle St. Bartholomew, also known as Nathaniel. And I ask myself a question: could any of us here today give an account of his … Continue reading

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Fidelity to the truth and good PR don’t always go together

Homily for the readings of August 23, Monday of the XXI week in OT year II Today’s psalm offers us a challenge: Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations. The Pharisees and scribes in the time of Jesus had … Continue reading

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Taking our faith seriously

Homily for the readings on August 22, XXI Sunday OT What is Christianity really about? The media and our society in general tend to present religion (including Christianity) as just a set of shared convictions that help people to find … Continue reading

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Being instruments of God

God desires to reveal His glory and goodness in our world, but he works through human instruments. The first reading and the psalm today describe the transformation that God wants to work in His creation. He promises to dwell among … Continue reading

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Crucifixion

Crucifixion Originally uploaded by mehjg Here is another of my photos of the beautiful center of the Franciscans of the Atonement in Graymoor (Garrison, NY). See my Flickr photostream for more… (clicking on the photo will take you there)

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