Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

March 16, 2022
Theological College
Washington, D.C.

Jeremiah 18:18-20
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
Matthew 20:17-28

Enemies, allies, and friends. This theme that very much dominates our news cycle these days. This is also a theme that our readings offer today for our reflection as we progress in our Lenten pilgrimage towards the mysteries of the Easter Triduum. Enemies, allies, and friends.

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Homily for the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday, September 13, 2021
Theological College
Washington, D.C.

1 Timothy  2:1-8
Psalm 28:2, 7, 8-9
Luke 7:1-10

The Gospel today offers us an important distinction for our reflection. It offers us the distinction between the religion born of culture and religion born of faith. First, the Gospel tells us this story, β€œA centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him. When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave. They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, β€œHe deserves to have you do this for him, for he loves our nation, and he built the synagogue for us.”

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