November 5, 2017 – 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Practice what you preach.  It’s one of those Biblical phrases that has worked its way into our language and culture, and we repeat it, whether or not we realize where it came from.  Although it’s a slight reworking of Jesus’ exact words, it’s undeniable that the phrase comes from this gospel that we have just […]

November 1, 2017 – Solemnity of All Saints

Today the Universal Church celebrates the feast of All Saints.  Many saints are known to us by name.  These men and women are examples of a holy life, and they are worth imitating in our own lives as Christians.  Many of them have their own special feast day, which we celebrate throughout the year.  But […]

October 8, 2017 – 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

We are nearing the end of harvest time, and it’s very fitting that, for the past several weeks, the Church’s cycle of readings has given us several parables about harvesting.  We have been hearing parables about workers in a vineyard quibbling over their pay.  We have heard about two sons, one who says he will […]

August 20, 2017 – 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

The events of the past week in Charlottesville, Virginia have shaken our nation.  The white-supremacist protest, the counter protest, and the ensuing violence that left one woman dead and many others injured is a reminder that, despite the progress made by the Civil Rights Movement, racism still persists in our society.  We are saddened to […]