Monthly Archives: January 2011

Don’t forget, the devil is real

Homily for Jan. 31, Monday of the IV week in OT, Memorial of St John Bosco Listen: or download the audio MP3 file The first reading today offers us a quick summary of deeds that were accomplished and sufferings that … Continue reading

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Everybody wants to be a superhero

Homily for Jan. 30, Sunday of the IV Week in Ordinary Time Download MP3 audio file According to the Internet pseudo-encyclopedia known as Wikipedia, the American film industry has produced more than 110 movies about superheroes in the past 60 … Continue reading

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The Lord of Creation has come to us

Homily for January 29, Saturday of the III week in Ordinary Time Download MP3 audio file Two days ago, on my day off, I drove down the Hudson Valley to Yonkers, stopping off at some parks and scenic overlooks to … Continue reading

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Review: Zita the Spacegirl

“Zita the Spacegirl???” Yes, I really enjoy science fiction and fantasy, and quality illustrations, so I entered a drawing to receive a copy of this graphic novel by a young Catholic artist. Below is my review, posted originally on Goodreads, … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas, a sower in the Lord’s field

Homily for Jan. 28, Friday of the III week in OT, Memorial of St Thomas Aquinas Download the MP3 file On many occasions and in a variety of ways, Our Lord uses images of seeds and plants to explain truths … Continue reading

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The Hudson Valley in the winter

Today (my day off), I drove down Route 9W, then crossed the Bear Mountain Bridge and headed down Route 9, stopping for photos along the way at a variety of places more or less next to the highway. The Hudson … Continue reading

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Saints Seeding Saints

Homily for Wednesday, Jan, 26, Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops Download audio (MP3) Yesterday we celebrated the feast of the conversion of St Paul. Today, we celebrate the memorial of two saints who were disciples of St Paul: … Continue reading

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St Paul, great Apostle and convert

Homily for Tuesday, January 25, Feast of the Conversion of St Paul Download audio (MP3) St Paul is one of the few saints who has more than one celebration in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. What makes St Paul so … Continue reading

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Responding to God’s gifts: rejection or gratitude

Homily for Jan. 24, Monday of the III week in OT, Memorial of St Francis de Sales Download MP3 Have you ever done something good just for the sake of helping people, and then for that very reason been accused … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoons

I’m never sure what to do on Sunday afternoons. On one hand, it’s mostly free time for me, so I could go visit friends, go to a movie, or at least go out to dinner at a restaurant. On the … Continue reading

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