Archive of homilies from October 26th, 2006, through December 25th, 2011.
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|Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:
[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
|11:00 AM 12/25/2011 [RR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Why did God become a Man?||7:00 PM 12/24/2011 [RR] The Paramony of the Nativity. While we are rejoicing at the foot of the manger, let's pray that we're not missing at the foot of the cross.|
|11:45 AM 12/18/2011 [RR] The Sunday of the Ancestors of Our Lord. If you think Christians are hypocrites when they're not holy, think again.||3:58 PM 12/11/2011 [RR] The Sunday of the Forefathers. Sorry, A & P Catholics; but Jesus isn't a baby any longer.||11:47 AM 12/4/2011 [RR] The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Our Holy Father Nicholas: truth vs. legend; or does it matter?.||11:37 AM 11/27/2011 [RR] The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. True religion vs. self-serving religious practice.|
|12:08 PM 11/20/2011 [RR] The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. So, which Jesus are we following today?||12:34 PM 11/13/2011 [RR] The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. The Good Samaritan: the Occam's Razor of the Bible.||11:25 AM 11/6/2011 [RR] The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord; and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.||11:40 AM 10/30/2011 [RR] The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Be careful what you pray for.|
|12:22 PM 10/23/2011 [RR] The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. "I will not make mention of their names with my lips;" and, you've already had your warning.||12:42 PM 10/16/2011 [RR] The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost & the Memory of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Spirituality Without Religion is Just Circus Side-show Magic.||2:02 AM 10/10/2011 [RR] The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. Are You a "Good" Sinner or a "Bad" Sinner?||1:28 PM 10/2/2011 [RR] The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Jesus is not Norman Vincent Peale; and the purpose of Christianity is to save souls, not to make a better world.||1:45 PM 9/25/2011 [RR] The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. "Launch Out into the Deep" because He is "Most Sure in All His Ways!"||11:43 AM 9/18/2011 [RR] The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Divine Liturgy, Part Thirteen: Why are we here?||8:58 PM 9/11/2011 [RR] The Sunday Before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Divine Liturgy, Part Twelve: The Prayer of the Cherubikon; or, Do You Prefer Your Priest "Nice" or Good"?||12:31 PM 9/4/2011 [RR] The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Eleven: the Salad Bar is Closed.|
|11:08 AM 8/28/2011 Due to inclement weather, there were few people in church on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost; and no homily was preached.||11:00 AM 8/21/2011 [RR] The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Ten: "I will not reveal Your mysteries to Your enemies."||8:42 PM 8/14/2011 [RR] The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Nine: The Prokeimenon & Alleluia. Keeping the Lord's Day Doesn't Mean Just an Hour on Sunday.||11:02 AM 8/7/2011 [RR] The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Eight: "Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal One, Have Mercy on Us."|
|11:03 AM 7/31/2011 [RR] The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Seven: A Psalm by Any Other Name; or, The Eastern Churches' Notre Dame. The Troparion & the Kontakion.||11:30 AM 7/24/2011 [RR] The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Six: "Wisdom, be attentive!" The Little Entrance & the significance of the Gospel Book.||11:48 AM 7/17/2011 [RR] The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils. The Divine Liturgy, Part Five: The Hymn of the Incarnation.||11:10 AM 7/10/2011 [RR] The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Four: The Litany of Peace and the proper disposition for prayer.|
|1:44 PM 7/3/2011 [RR] The Third Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Three: the Proskomedia and the Communion of the Saints.||11:40 AM 6/26/2011 [RR] The Second Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Two: ready or not, here we go—the Rites of Preparation.||10:52 AM 6/19/2011 [RR] The First Sunday after Pentecost, known as the Sunday of All Saints. The Divine Liturgy, Part One: St. Germanus of Constantinople, and the beauty of not knowning.||11:04 AM 6/12/2011 [RR] Pentecost. How to spot the Godless: they become angry when you offer them freedom from their passions.|
|2:24 PM 6/5/2011 [RR] The Sunday after Ascension, known as The Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea. Arians among us, and the relevance of Nicea.||11:39 AM 5/29/2011 [RR] The Sixth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Man Born Blind. In the land of the sighted, the blind man is king.||12:09 PM 5/22/2011 [RR] The Fifth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. “Who do you think you are? The Messiah?”||11:58 AM 5/15/2011 [RR] The Fourth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Paralytic Man. To love the Church is to love Christ. To reject the Church is to reject Christ.|
|12:36 PM 5/8/2011 [RR] The Third Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women. Exactly how serious is this Sunday Obligation, anyway?||11:56 AM 5/1/2011 [RR] The Second Paschal Sunday, known as Thomas Sunday. By showing his wounds to Thomas, Christ warns us against those who would present a Christianity without the Cross.||12:58 PM 4/24/2011 [RR] Pascha, or the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. So, you believe in the Resurrection? Then why don't you act like it?||10:26 PM 4/22/2011 [RR] Holy & Great Friday. The death of our Lord: an example of the ends justifying the means.|
|9:28 PM 4/21/2011 [RR] Great & Holy Thursday. But I want God to be somewhere!||1:07 PM 4/17/2011 Flowery Sunday, or The Entrace of our Lord into Jerusalem. "His disciples did not understand these things at first," but do we?||12:31 PM 4/10/2011 [RR] The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, in Memory of Our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt. Conversion: it's not just for converts.||1:04 PM 4/3/2011 [RR] The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, known as the Sunday of Our Holy Father John Climacus. The one thing necessary.|
|11:42 AM 3/28/2011 [RR] The Third Sunday of the Great Fast, known as the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Religion is not supposed to make us feel good about ourselves.||12:59 PM 3/20/2011 [RR] The Second sunday of the Great Fast. Earthquakes, tsunamis, meltdowns and wars: does any of it really require our attention?||1:02 PM 3/13/2011 [RR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast, also known as the Sunday of the Holy Prophets or the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Ask not "Who is Jesus to me?" but "Who am I to Jesus?"||1:29 PM 3/8/2011 [RR] The Fourth Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Cheesefare or The Sunday of Forgiveness. There's a good reason it's called the Original Sin.|
|12:55 PM 2/27/2011 [RR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Meatfare or Judgement Sunday. Jesus is not a schmaltzy painting on black felt.||12:35 PM 2/20/2011 [RR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. No one said life was supposed to be fair; and salvation is not payment for services rendered.||12:44 PM 2/13/2011 [RR] The First Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Preparing to prepare.||12:35 PM 2/6/2011 [RR] The Sunday before the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Zacchaeus. Sometimes it's the little things that matter most.|
|1:14 PM 1/23/2011 [RR] The Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. When reality catches up with our emotions.||10:36 AM 1/16/2011 [RR] The Thirty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The virtue of gratitude.||6:01 PM 1/10/2011 [RR] The Sunday after Theophany. In the world, not of the world.||2:13 PM 1/2/2011 [RR] The Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord. Why do we do what we do? Because it is required!|
|11:00 AM 10/26/2006 [OF] Funeral of John M. Venditti, Sr. Ever Been to a Genuinely Catholic Funeral? Probably Not.|
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