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September 2, 2018 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)


How many Aggies does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  Three—one to turn the bulb, one to yell “whoop!” and one to call it a tradition.   Groan.  Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. Now, as a rule, I don’t normally begin homilies with a joke, but this one seems to be fitting […]

June 10, 2018 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

In our second reading today, St. Paul breaks into perhaps his most sublime enunciation of the human condition and the glory for which we are destined.  He says that our momentary afflictions are producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.  So, in order to expound on this idea, I will be […]

February 25, 2018 – Second Sunday of Lent

The Winter Olympics are wrapping up, and it reminds me of my favorite winter sport—skiing.  I love to watch the downhill, slalom, even the ski jumping.  And if you’ve ever skied before, you know that when you’re up on a mountain, covered in snow, and the sun comes out, the mountain turns dazzling white.  It […]

February 4, 2018 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)


Continuing our road trip with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, we hear today more accounts of Jesus’ early ministry.  This week’s reading follows after last week’s, in which Jesus taught in the synagogue and cast a demon out of a possessed man.  In today’s reading, Jesus casts out more demons and heals many of […]

December 3, 2017 – First Sunday of Advent


I remember the old house I grew up in.  It had green shag carpet, brown plaid couches, a three bedrooms and big back yard.  I remember the plastic shelves filled with toys in my bedroom, which I shared with my brother.  The bedroom—not always the toys.  I remember the wooden clock on the wall in […]