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Body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ

I hope that those of you who participated in the Revival enjoyed it thoroughly. My favorite part was when the spectacular revivalist talked about the Eucharist on Tuesday night. He actually used the phrase “center of our life”. I was hooting and hollering! One of the priests who knows about my C.O.O.L. pamphlet on the […]

Choice vines, cherished plants

“Wild grapes”       California And tenants – doing it “my way”Vineyard -people of God Us – choicest vines, cherished plants Grapes – fruits of our lives Why wild grapes? Exposed to elements Storms, animals, birds whatever Can change soil + vine Change us – do it our way, not God’s way Inheritance – kingdom of heaven […]

Revival Time = Conversion Time

Good news not bad Athletes in lieu of protests Good (unity) out of bad (comments) Couple / our church Readings Turn from bad to good Conversion Vice to virtue Sin to grace      One habit, big or small      One confession  God = good      God’s will = good      We are created to be good      Rejoice in […]

We must forgive 70 times 7

In June of 2000, Msgr. Thomas Wells, a beloved priest of Washington, was murdered in his rectory at Mother Seton parish in Germantown. The tragic story of his murder and the mystery of his unknown killer dominated local news for over a week. When Robert Lucas was brought to trial a year later for the […]

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: […]