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Always forgive…no excuses!

24th Sunday Anger All around us Hateful? Righteous anger? Based in pride Forgive seventy seven times     = always forgive     No excuses! Forgive and be forgiven OR be forgiven and forgive Forgiven by God, forgive others, forgive yourself http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_24th_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Why Forgive?

After Pope John Paul II was shot in 1981, the cover of Time magazine had a picture of the Roman pontiff forgiving the assassin with the headline, “Why Forgive?” If we remove the cynical tone, it is a good question to ask. While many of us might not have encountered someone who has tried to […]

Do you know the spiritual works of mercy?

In our Bible Study last Tuesday, we honed in on the main connection between this Sunday’s readings: “admonish the sinner.” This is one of the spiritual works of mercy that we are called to perform. In the first reading, the Lord says through the prophet Ezekiel, “speak out to dissuade the wicked.” And, in the Gospel, […]

Be Transformed

22nd Sunday Why do Catholics do that? Don’t conform = don’t think as humans do Lust “Wake up!” Be Transformed = think as God does Love Cross / redemptive suffering http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_22nd_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

What the Bible says about slavery

In the midst of the tense national discussion about removing public statues of historical American figures vis-a-vis slavery, you might have received questions about the Bible regarding slavery. If not, there’s a good chance that those questions are coming. In fact, I would guess that the focus of the movement will turn its attention ultimately […]

If we’re bound with Christ, we’re bound for Heaven

21st Sunday Keys to the city 1st reading Gospel Cardinal Wuerl —> keys to Assumption Keys to your home Jesus and Peter Peter’s profession Bound Loose Person of Christ / Church Pope, Church, keys, binding + loosing All linked to and based in profession of faith that Jesus is the Christ – Heart of Catholicism! http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_21st_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: […]

The 10 Commandments of Sacred Liturgy

Overall, parishioners and guests at Assumption do a beautiful job of worshiping and respecting God during liturgy. But, it’s good for all of us to get a reminder about etiquette at Holy Mass. We might call these the “Ten Commandments of Sacred Liturgy” at Assumption: 1. Prepare for Mass. Prepare like you are coming to […]

Lord, help me

Teasing Donuts Parishioners- singing, forgetfulness, driving Jesus Fun! Teasing with woman Humility Persistence / perseverance in prayer Suffering Faith “Lord, help me” http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_20th_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Part II: 12 Things to Know and Share about the Assumption of Mary

Here is part two of “The Assumption of Mary: 12 Things to Know and Share” from ncregister.com. May this coincide with Bishop Campbell’s homily last Sunday to deepen our understanding of and belief in Mary’s Assumption. And thus, may we more fully honor her. May you know the peace of Christ, Fr Greg ___________________________________________________________________ 7) […]