Monthly Archives: October 2010

God loves all things that are

Homily on the readings for Oct. 31, XXXI Sunday in OT, year C “You love all things that are and loathe nothing that You have made; for what You hated, You would not have fashioned. And how could a thing … Continue reading

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He who exalts himself…

Homily on the readings for Oct. 30, Saturday of the XXX Week in OT, year II At first glance, it could seem odd to hear the Son of God giving us advice on the seating arrangements at wedding banquets. But … Continue reading

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What is truly of value?

Homily on the readings for Oct. 29, Friday of the XXX Week in OT, year II “This is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is … Continue reading

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Guiltless Halloween?

Whether or not it is appropriate for Christians to celebrate Halloween – and in what way – is an annual topic of debate in some circles. Deacon Lawrence over at “Gryphon Rampant” has some interesting posts on this, which also … Continue reading

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God and human authority

Homily on the readings for Oct. 27, Wednesday of the XXX week in OT, year II Society has changed a lot since the times of St Paul. Part of the first reading today, like the one yesterday, can be interpreted … Continue reading

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“Be subordinate to one another”

Homily on the readings for Oct. 26, Tuesday of the XXX Week in OT, year II “Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.” What a beautiful way to describe marriage! Sometimes the way that St Paul explains … Continue reading

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Rabbi Yehuda Levin’s key idea

Homily on Oct. 25, Monday of the XXX week in OT Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying several of our parishioners to the Orange County Right to Life annual banquet. It was the first time I have attended this … Continue reading

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Humble Prayer

Homily on the readings for Oct 24, XXX Sunday in OT year C “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” As is clear from the text of the responsorial psalm, “the poor” here means anyone who calls out to … Continue reading

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Praying for the souls in Purgatory

Homily on the readings for Oct. 22, Friday of the XXIX week in OT, year II “Who can ascend the mountain of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is … Continue reading

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Stewards of the Faith

Homily on the readings for Oct. 20, Wednesday of the XXIX week in Ordinary Time, year II The salvation won for us by Jesus Christ is intended for every human being, regardless of any ancestral, social, ethnic, or biological distinction. … Continue reading

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