Homilies

Twenty Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Sept. 22, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:44

The beginning sentence of today's First Reading from the prophet Amos and the last sentence of today's Gospel from Luke would at first reading seem Un-American!

"Hear this you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land...Never will I forget a thing you have done

Amos 8:4 and 7

"You cannot serve both God and money." LK 16:13

YES....BUT DON'T THESE WORDS BETRAY "THE AMERICAN DREAM?

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Twenty Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Sept. 15. 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:24

Today, Jesus gives us the marvelous parable of the Prodigal Son. This story is pictured in Rembrandt's painting in the Herimitage in Saint Petersburg Russia. No one has seen God, So Jesus, well before Rembrandt, paints a vivid picture story to show the greatness of God's Love for the Prodigal Son who has screwed up his life and squandered his inheritance on prostitutes and irresponsible behaviour. And yet the Father forgives and embraces him in love.

That is the way we learn, through pictures and stories. So I am writing a book which may end up being titled:

"THE MAD CRAZY LOVE OF DOGS AND GOD!"

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Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 8, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:18

SYRIA: SATURDAY, SEPT. 7,

DESIGNATED AS UNIVERSAL FAST AND PRAYER DAY FOR SUFFERING SYRIA

BY POPE FRANCIS

Sunday, Sept. 8,2013: Today's first reading, Wisdom 9. 13-18  could not be more timely:

"For the deliberations of mortals are timid and unaward are our plans...and scarce do we guess the things of earth and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty."

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Twenty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time, Sept. 1, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 30 August 2013 12:37

I have just returned from a 17 day journey, ten daysat sea on Oceiania's ship: Regatta

.On this particular cruise, there was open seating which reminds me of today's Gospel. It also reminnds me of a must visit  site in San Francisco. We made two visits  to The Buena Vista Bar the "shrine" where Irish Coffee originated. When we went in the morning we were to fly out, the bar was jamed, filled with the jabbering of countless different languages. My cousin Rosemary and I were both on canes. As we worked our way through the crowd, two Twenty Something men observed us and hopped off the bar stool and offered us their seats. Chivilry and kindness is not dead. Two strangers helping out two other strangers, a simple act, but memorable--as was the Irish Coffee. Today's Gospel is all about taking seats at the Buena Vistas of Jesus times. [NOTE:A Labor Day Reflection follows this Homily.]

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Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time....August 25, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:12

One of the speakers on our ship Regatta was a Physics Prof who gave a lecture on puzzles and paradoxes. He went on to say that in his college classes, every night he went home wondering and with all kinds of questions, and yet each day his classmates had all the answers, and so he considered himself rather inferior in intelligence. And yet when the final exams came, he got better grades then those who seemed to have all the answers each day. A paradox!

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