The Solemnity of All Saints (Vigil Mass)

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Today’s readings Since we’re gathered here on Halloween, All Hallows Eve, I thought I might get your attention by doing a little homily I like to call “Would Jesus Go Trick-or-Treating?” It’s an important topic, because I think a lot of parents wrestle with the message of Halloween and whether or not they should support… Continue reading The Solemnity of All Saints (Vigil Mass)

The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Today’s readings The devil wants more than anything for us to forget who we are.  He really didn’t care if Jesus ruined his fast by turning some stones into bread, or if he killed himself trying to test God, and he certainly had no intention of making him king of the world.  What he wanted,… Continue reading The First Sunday of Lent: Remembering Who We Are

Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Satan uses all sorts of things to trip us up, and he can be seen front and center in today’s readings. In the first reading, he has this curious dialogue with God about Job, who will suffer much in the readings to come this week. Satan points out that it is no big… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

The question that Saint Paul asks at the beginning of today’s first reading is one that we’ve all heard countless times: “If God is for us, who can be against us?”  We might even be tempted to pass by that question and move on to something else in today’s Liturgy of the Word, but I… Continue reading Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time