Homilies from September 2016

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September 25, 2016 – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


One of my favorite cartoon characters growing up was Scrooge McDuck.  Who wouldn’t love his top hat, his vaguely Scottish accent, and his giant bank full of gold coins that he could dive into like a swimming pool?  I would watch Scrooge in the cartoon Duck Tales every afternoon at 4:00.  But Scrooge McDuck also […]

September 4, 2016 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


We have another challenging teaching from Jesus today, including the instruction to “hate you father, mother, wife, children, and your own life,” to carry our cross, and to renounce our possessions. This is not a message of comfort, but about the cost of discipleship.  Let’s examine these challenges one by one: Hate your father, mother, […]