Contributing sermons since Aug 5, 2008
Contributed on Jun 19, 2022
What is slavery and how can one be a slave and not aware of it?
Juneteenth 2022 It was in 1865 that Union General Granger read and enforced the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves. The thirteenth amendment banning slavery in the United States had not been passed and ratified yet, but Lincoln’s executive order was enforceable and Galveston Texas was ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2022
Our evangelical mission is anything but ordinary.
This Sunday is best called the “3rd Sunday after Pentecost.” I say it is best called that because it reminds us that Christ’s Catholic Church is Pentecostal–evangelical in the original sense. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit, working in us individually, as families, and as community to bring the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2022
We must choose our master, and make the right decision.
Saturday of 11th week in course Today’s story from the Book of Chronicles relates the history of the chosen people, the Jews, in the wake of the dictatorship of Queen Athaliah, who had tried to exterminate the House of David. But the priest Jehoiada saved the life of one of the king’s sons, and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2022
Christ is he who will satisfy the deepest desires of our empty souls, and who promises us eternal life and resurrection if we dedicate ourselves to obedience in faith.
One could get into quite a discussion with biblical scholars and teachers over who was the greatest prophet in Israel. The greatest of the writing prophets, of course, was Isaiah, but he lived long after the period written about in the first reading today. Elijah pops into one’s head at first, but ...read more
Contributed on Jun 4, 2022
We will see God face to face, because we have already passed from this life to the next, and when we are able to see God’s face, we will be, by the grace of Christ crucified, perfectly holy.
Looking upon the Lord’s Face One of the Biblical understandings that the modern man cannot seem to process is the notion that to look upon the Lord’s face means death to the human who does the looking. The patriarch Jacob, as Genesis 32 records, wrestled all night with God and then marveled that ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 21, 2020
Children, as Jesus said, Don't be afraid. Your family is probably founded on some kind of faith. Listen to your parents and other adults whom you trust, and know that nearly everyone is working hard to get us through this trouble. ? In fifty years you will remember this crisis as one of the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2013
"Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an ...read more