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Reflections on Mercy

“Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?’ He answered, ‘The one who treated him with mercy’” (Lk 10:37). Now is a good time for us to reflect on mercy, and what Christ’s call for mercy looks like, especially in this Year of Mercy. The Church gives us some guidelines […]

Religious Freedom Then and Now

Our country celebrating its independence on Monday gives us a good opportunity to reflect on religious freedom in the United States. Religious freedom is a struggle for Catholics now as it was at the beginning of our nation, unfortunately. Almost 250 years ago, there was much “anti-Roman” sentiment among American Protestants, probably because they felt […]

The Goal of Life is Heaven

God has a sense of humor! This is what I thought – and said – when I began to speak at our parish revival night last week. I had never even been to a revival before coming here, and now I’m a revivalist! God is good, so it went well. People told me afterwards that […]

Blessed are those who mourn

God’s timing couldn’t be better with today’s first reading. Zechariah 12:10-11 describes vast and deep mourning of a nation. That is where we are as Americans given the tragedies in Florida last week. We are mourning not only the horrific deaths of 50 people at a nightclub and a 2-year-old boy at Disney World, but […]

You are a child of God

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time There is evil in the world Mourning –  Orlando, Florida 1st – For our Nation 2nd – For all Americans — all brothers and sisters What is our Identity Children of God Children of our earthly father Found in Christ Who do you say I am? Answer about him —> Answer about […]

The Experience of Ordination Day

At the parish this weekend, we are celebrating Father’s Day (early) and my 10th year anniversary (late) with one big BBQ party. Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads! And, thank you, Assumption, for commemorating my anniversary. Below is the blog post I wrote 10 years ago, “The Experience of Ordination Day.” May you […]

Where there is much love, there is much forgiveness

11th Sunday  in Ordinary Time Father Greg / anniversary Ordination card SAA party / confessionsGospel Love <=> mercy God thirsts for tears Her love – like Christ at Last Supper? Forgiveness is an act of love Confession http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_11th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Spiritual Reading List

Now that we are post-Memorial Day, summer has unofficially begun. I hope that these months will provide some rest and relaxation as well as quality time with family and friends for all of you. It will obviously be a big summer in our parish with the 100th anniversary coming in August. While summer brings exciting […]