32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Five weeks ago, last Sunday our nation was shaken by the mass shooting in Las Vegas and then last Sunday we were once again saddened to hear of another mass shooting at the Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas. There is no doubt, the world around us is dark and we can easily… Continue reading 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Well, this is a little awkward.  Jesus is very clear in today’s Gospel when He said, “call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven” and here father stands before you to preach. I guess I have some explaining to do. If Jesus is really this clear, then… Continue reading 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     It was almost impossible to be a good Jew at the time of Jesus. While God gave the Israelites 10 Commandments, over the years the Jews became extremely legalistic and continued to add many more particular laws to the point that at Jesus time there were 613 Jewish laws. In adding these laws,… Continue reading 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     I don’t know about you, but today’s Gospel poses a challenge for me. Jesus’ call to forgive is clear, but those of us who have been seriously hurt by someone know how hard it is to actually forgive them. Yet the more I think about it, the more I begin to realize true forgiveness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A