Monthly Archives: April 2011

The greatest plot twist of all time

Homily for April 26, Tuesday of Easter Week As I think most of you know, I was living in a religious community for nineteen years before I came here to the archdiocese of New York. Among the many rules that … Continue reading

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Christ is risen!

Homily for April 24, Easter Sunday, cycle A Click here for the podcast version of this homily. Or, subscribe to this podcast RSS feed in iTunes or your favorite podcast downloading software. Christ is risen! What joyful words for us … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

My response to this week’s photo challenge, taken from an older part of my Flickr photostream:

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A natural image of the passion

Blood-red fallen leaf pierced and hanging on a crown of thorns, originally uploaded by mehjg. A blood-red fallen autumn leaf, pierced through by thorns… but with the promise of the green rebirth and sweet berries of the following spring and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Holy Saturday

Here are some reflections I put together a few years ago for a talk I gave to seminarians on Holy Saturday. The text is not perfect – perhaps grammatically, definitely typographically, and probably less theologically – but I still like … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Jesus’ hour has come

Homily for April 22, Good Friday Click here for the podcast version of this homily. At last, the time that Jesus referred to as “His hour” has come. The lengthy Gospel reading takes us step by painful step from the … Continue reading

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Genetic engineering: “superweeds” etc.

According to an article in the latest Scientific American, …weeds have begun to become resistant to glyphosate, the key ingredient in the widely used Roundup and a chemical that the biggest cash crops have been genetically engineered to withstand. Agricultural … Continue reading

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Judas’ betrayal and the mystery of human freedom vs. God’s plan

Homily for April 20, Wednesday of Holy Week Click here for the podcast version of this homily. The events of Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus Christ, as told in the Gospel today, involve us in one of the great mysteries … Continue reading

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For Jesus, foresight is 20/20

Homily for April 19, Tuesday of Holy Week Click here for the podcast version of this homily. Or, subscribe to this podcast RSS feed in iTunes or your favorite podcast downloading software. The scene from the Last Supper described in … Continue reading

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“Wasting” our resources on God

Homily for April 18, Monday of Holy Week Click here for the podcast version of this homily. Or, subscribe to this podcast RSS feed in iTunes or your favorite podcast downloading software. Until now, the daily readings have been guiding … Continue reading

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