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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

By Fr. Jeff | 08/29/2021

One of our parish deacons is preaching this weekend so I have not prepared a homily for this Sunday (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B). Even when I am not preaching I still like to spend some time in…

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The Resurgence of COVID

By Fr. Jeff | 08/24/2021

I have not written much on the Coronavirus in recent months (You can see past articles by clicking here). There are two reasons for this. The first is that I didn’t have anything new to say about it. The second…

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/22/2021

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJoshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18bPsalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (9a)Ephesians 5:21-32John 6:60-69August 22, 2021 Today we come to the conclusion of Jesus’ Bread of Life Discourse. Many people had been there when Jesus fed the…

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Our Relationship With God

By Fr. Jeff | 08/20/2021

Earlier this week I wrote an article, “Is Faith a Matter of Opinion?”, based on F.X. Cronin’s book, The World According to God (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press. 2020). That article reflected on the first fifty pages. Today I would like…

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Is Faith a Matter of Opinion?

By Fr. Jeff | 08/17/2021

Is what one chooses to believe merely a matter of personal preference? Does God exist? These are two of the key questions F.X. Cronin discusses in his new book, The World According to God (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press. 2020).…

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/15/2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryRevelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10abPsalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16 (10bc)1 Corinthians 15:20-27Luke 1:39-56August 15, 2021 Normally we would be celebrating the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year B today.  Instead, we are celebrating the…

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More on Leadership

By Fr. Jeff | 08/10/2021

As I continue in my new assignment, I continue to reflect on what it means to be a good leader. (What I offer today overlaps with some of what I have written before on leadership.) A good leader does not…

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The Food We Need

By Fr. Jeff | 08/08/2021

On this 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year B, we hear of the time when Elijah was on a journey and “prayed for death.” This comes shortly after Elijah defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (See 1 Kings 18).…

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What’s in the News

By Fr. Jeff | 08/03/2021

One of the things I like to write about here is current events in the news. At times I have also considered starting a discussion group about current events. I believe it is important to reflect on what is going…

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/01/2021

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BPsalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 (24b)Ephesians 4:17, 20-24John 6:24-35August 1, 2021 “The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.” Why? Because they had no food. Now, we need food to eat.  That is…

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