Homily for February 20, 2011: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you wanted to find the most challenging, most difficult, most confounding passage in all of the gospels, this just might be it. It is also the most fundamentally Christian – because it is the passage that calls on each of us to be the most like Christ.  More than that, it calls on us [Read More...]

Homily for December 12, 2010: 3rd Sunday of Advent

This is a time of year when magazines and newspapers look back at the big events of the year—scandals, political upheavals, natural disasters.  And in that last category, most of us here this morning would include on that list the tornado of 2010. The night it happened, I told my family in Maryland that it [Read More...]