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Love what God loves

Elections       Church / state       Conscience       Laws of God / laws of man Importance of laws, rules     Courtroom, football e.g.     Truth, right v wrong Love     Rules / “golden rule”     Fear the Lord: love what God loves (law)            Wis 6: love means […]

Name it and claim it so He can tame it

Last Sunday Shout with joy Parish What God has done     Salvation / Eucharist Blindness Spiritual diseases      7 deadly sins Call out to Jesus       “What do you wish me to do for you?” Name it, claim it so He can tame it http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_30th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Living the Beatitudes

As Pope Francis has reminded us, it is in living the Beatitudes that we find the path to holiness. The Beatitudes are not a list of do’s and don’ts. Rather, they are a road map to finding our way to others and to the kingdom of God. It is when we enter into the human […]

Mass is more valuable than cash

28th Sunday $1k cash 1st reading    Some things more valuable, more important, more beautiful than money    Things of God    Treasure in heaven God is most valuable    Gospel / young man    Going to next level    Detachment Wisdom of God http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_28th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

What is your ‘Achilles heel’ in the Christian life?

26th Sunday Achilles What is your Achilles heel in the Christian life? Foot – occasions of sin, scandal     Hand + eye – masturbation + pornography Mouth – cursing, gossip Grace of regular Confession + Eucharist     Weakness —> strength     Vice —>  Virtue Sinner —> Saint http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_26th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

God made them male and female

27th Sunday 2+2=5 ?? Marriage     Jesus: God made them male and female          Natural – intimacy, complementarity          Supernatural – “what God has united” Annulments, divorce, adultery Eucharist – one flesh union with God http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_27th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

We stand firmly upon a rock

24th Sunday “The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock”.       – St. John Chrysostom, 4th cent        Re: hurricane + Church storms “Who do you say that I am?”        Answer with your head: Son of God, etc.        Answer with your heart: […]

Let’s get back to religion that is pure and undefiled

Good news! Religion that is pure and undefiled      Get back to roots / Christ      Prayer      Discuss / get through together      Clean house / purification / tough but good      Withhold $ / assessment Reflection on priesthood: If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy. If the priest is holy, his people will […]

Believe, live the Gospel

Believe, live, preach the Gospel Certain homilies not preached (because not believed and lived by some clergy)             Chastity, temperance, racism, Eucharist John 6 Easiest chapter to interpret and preach v 63 “The words I’ve spoken to you are Spirit and life”          Symbolic only ?? Then why did they leave http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_21st_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window […]