Monthly Archives: June 2011

Off-line for two weeks

Today I’ll be leaving for a much-needed vacation in Ireland, where I’ll be staying with a friend, enjoying the lovely Irish countryside, and visiting other friends too. During my absence I will have very limited access to the internet, so … Continue reading

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Homilycast #89: Monday of the VII week of Easter

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the morning Mass. Sorry, I don’t have a text for this one – I had to give it off the cuff. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: … Continue reading

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Homilycast #88: VII Sunday of Easter

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the vigil Mass, based on text posted earlier today. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, … Continue reading

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Suffering for our faith, giving glory to God

Homily for June 5, VII Sunday of Easter, cycle A Suffering because of fidelity to God and His plan is a cause of joy and glory for Christians. This message comes to us loud and clear from the Gospel and … Continue reading

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Homilycast #87: Praying as Jesus Taught Us and in His Name

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the noon Mass, based on text posted earlier today. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, … Continue reading

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Is prayer about getting what we want?

Homily for June 4, Saturday of the VI week of Easter “Whatever you ask the Father in my name, He will give you.” These words of Jesus from today’s Gospel reading are very encouraging – yet, sometimes it seems that … Continue reading

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Homilycast #86: Memorial of St Charles Llwanga and companions, martyrs

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the noon Mass, based on the memorial of the day with the readings from Friday of the VI week of Easter. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: … Continue reading

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Joomla! Jumanji!

No, there is no intrinsic relationship between those two things, except that they sound similar. Joomla is an open-source content manager for websites, and Jumanji is a movie from 1995. But there is a further (extrinsic) connection! This morning I … Continue reading

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Homilycast #85: Ascension Thursday

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the evening Mass (the text is available in my previous post). You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. … Continue reading

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The Ascension, and the first manned space flight

Homily for June 2, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord The Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin made the first manned spaceflight in 1961. He is often quoted as having said that when he left the Earth’s atmosphere, he looked around, … Continue reading

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