Homilies

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June 23, 2013
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

"You cannot be my disciple unless you take up your cross daily and follow me."
 
As I write this I am 35,000 feet over Colorado and experiencing turbulence on Southwest #177.
 
Turbulence! When it enters our lives, the shadow of the cross comes upon us, like the dark cloud right out the cabin window.

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June 16, 2013
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

´╗┐Happy Father's Day to Pope Francis and to all good fathers. And may my dad, William Francis Fitzgerald and other good dads, faithful departed, rest in peace.

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June 9, 2013
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bless the land from sea to sea.
Bless the fields giving life to me.
Bless the earth beneath my feet.
Bless the food we have to eat.

... Bless the children.
Bless their future life.
Bless the earth,
The Womb of Life.

(From: Ordinary Time: the Green and Growing Season, Contemp. North American Prayer Book...WJF)

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June 2, 2013
Feast of Corpus Christi

Solitary confinement can drive some inmates mad.
It is the rare hermit that can endure it.
The human is hard wired for communion.
And it is at meals that we find the best opportunities for commingling and for communing.

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