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Peter, Guarantor of Unity


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Run Time: approximately 10 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 16:13-20.

Regardless of the strengths or the gifts, or even the weaknesses and the shortcomings, of a particular successor of Peter, we have the obligation to preserve that communion of the Church in him who is the guarantor of that unity that Jesus prayed for…

Love Makes All Things Sweet

Gospel


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Run Time: approximately 1 minute. Gospel: Mt 11:25-30.

Sermon


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Run Time: approximately 8 minutes.

You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, but have revealed them to children.

A Sure Remedy


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Run Time: approximately 6 minutes.

Gospel: Jn 1:29-34.

I apologize for the audio problems which are ongoing from last week, but it is still possible to understand the Deacon as he explains what the cause for the spiritual aliments that beset us is and what their surest remedy is-

“We were made and designed for life. We Christians understand that [this desire] is for eternal life. Yet in the business of life we sometimes only live a shadow of a life.”

The Kingdom of God


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Run Time: 11:24.

(This homily was recorded at the Extraordinary Form Mass and uses different readings. The Episal was 2 Thess. 1:2-10, and the Gospel was Mt. 13:31-35.)

…that the joy of the Gospel should be contagious from those who have it. This is the Kingdom of God. That the ruler of heaven and earth has chosen to dwell in me and make His dominion in my heart. And that in you and me the world might see Him at work and marvel at what He was wrought.

Help!

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Run Time: 08:48. Gospel: Lk 18: 1-8

All of our efforts at help are grounded in the Lord’s help. When we forget that we get into trouble. To do it on our own was what got us “tossed” out of the Garden of Eden. And so, while we are called to be His instruments, it is God’s power and grace that is delivered.

God Is God And I Am Not

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Run Time: 13:08. Gospel: Lk 17:5-10.

Children have a way of reminding parents that as much as we depend upon these things and try to attend to them, you don’t get to set the schedule. Things do not always go as planned and even the best application of parental wisdom is subject to the veto of a … well timed melt down. To some degree, we are reminded in the exercise of parenthood that even this is less dominion and more stewardship. That there is another Who calls the shots. And it’s as I say a good lesson in detachment which is a necessary condition of faith. To put it another way – that God is God and I am not. And I work and I apply my efforts and I use the gifts and the talents that God has placed at my disposal – but He is still God and I am not.