Roc Homily for Easter Sunday 2016

Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016 – 11:30 am Mass) The author of the Gospel of John used 4 different verbs in Greek to demonstrate some fine distinctions between the Magdalene, Simon Peter, and the disciple whom Jesus loved… as well as possible differences each of us can experience in our walk with and encounter with […]

Holy Thursday Homily – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

In chapter 9 of “In the Midst of Our Storms,” I proposed a focus for the foot washing other than service:  As we identify with Simon Peter’s resistance, we can discover a part of our lives heretofore neglected – our precious and terrible vulnerability.  And I proposed this again on Holy Thursday (3/24)… and with a slight […]

“Remember, you are dust…” [12]

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent The scribes & Pharisees avoided being seen by putting this woman in between them and Jesus.  Isn’t it so much more delicious to push someone out in front of us, especially one on whom we vent our anger… It’s so much more wonderful than looking at ourselves.  Yet […]

“The Mental Landscape of Liturgical Prayer”

You’re invited! Saturday morning, April 2nd, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm at the Church of the Gesu (Milwaukee, WI), I will present for only the second time a new workshop on liturgy. It is necessary to learn about the theology of liturgical prayer. But it is not sufficient. It has seemed to me that […]

“Remember, you are dust…” [11]

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent  Questions: What did the younger son seek? What did he find? Did he receive mercy really? Same questions about the older son… In either case, what do you and I seek? What do we find? When we return, do we receive mercy or experience relief? What are our conditions […]

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