Monthly Archives: October 2011

Anniversary Challenge

(Homily given 10.30.11, on the occasion of the 4th anniversary celebration for Holy Redeemer Catholic Community, Fort Wayne, Indiana.) Today will be the briefest homily I have ever given, so don’t doze off or you’ll miss the whole thing.  On … Continue reading

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Finding that “Greatest Commandment”

If we think about it, the Ten Commandments were probably given as the first attempt to simplify and prioritize the laws God had given, and the mere fact that we have inherited them suggests two things to me.  First, we … Continue reading

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Correcting Bishop Rhoades and the Journal-Sentinel

Here is the meat of what I sent to the paper today, correcting the inaccurate articles which ran Oct. 15, in both the morning and evening editions of the paper: First, neither I nor the parish of Holy Redeemer Catholic … Continue reading

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Giving it back to God

Last week I began by explaining the vocation of the Pharisees who considered themselves called by God to protect the Law. This weekt we meet another group of people, called the Herodians, who consider themselves to be the political rulers, governing, … Continue reading

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Returning to God What is Already God’s

In the New Testament the most quoted book of the Hebrew Scriptures is the Book of Psalms.  Even if we were to casually read through the psalms we would notice rather quickly that some phrases are very familiar to us: … Continue reading

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