Monthly Archives: January 2011

Christian Unity

Homily for Jan. 23, Sunday of the III Week in Ordinary Time Download After the Last Supper, when Jesus was praying to the Father, He asked that all His followers be one, as He is one with the Father. The … Continue reading

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Out of His mind, or running out of time?

Homily for Jan 22, Saturday of the II week in Ordinary Time Download audio Today’s gospel is probably the shortest of the whole year – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have an important message. It tells us that … Continue reading

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The Newness of the Gospel

Listen: or Download Homily for Jan. 21, Friday of the II week in OT, Memorial of St Agnes, virgin and martyr Over the past several days, more than once the readings at Mass have had a certain focus on the … Continue reading

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Folding from the book “Origami Essence”, by Román Díaz

When I entered the religious life 19 years ago, and consequently stepped out of the world of orgami, Uruguayan origami artist Román Díaz was not yet well known. Last summer I left my religious community to join the diocese, and … Continue reading

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Recent photo uploads

I have a huge backlog of photos that I have taken over the past year and have not yet processed and uploaded to my photostream on Flickr. Little by little I am picking out some good ones, along with some … Continue reading

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Yes, Mr. President, but…

Fr. Z, at his blog WDTPRS, calls his readers’ attention to a great column by Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI. To summarize, the good bishop points out that Pres. Obama’s speech after the shootings in Tucson was moving, but … Continue reading

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Fidelity to the truth comes first

Homily for Jan. 19, Wednesday of the II week in OT, year I Today’s Gospel reading continues a series of passages in which Our Lord experiences conflict with the Pharisees and other Jewish leaders of the time. For a variety … Continue reading

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Right judgement is not as easy as it seems

Homily for Jan. 18, Tuesday of the II week in OT year I Everyone lives their lives according to certain principles. If our lives are to be truly meaningful, we need to pick our principles well and be coherent with … Continue reading

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Uniquely Christian joy

Homily for Jan. 17, Monday of the II week in OT, Memorial of St Anthony, abbott “No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak… No one pours new wine into old wineskins.” Jesus used these images … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Wedding at Cana

Homily for Jan. 16, II Sunday after Epiphany (for Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite) Just a few days ago, we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord (on January 13 according to the old calendar), which marked … Continue reading

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