Sermons from November 2016

Renewing our Christian Citizenship

Another Advent is upon us. Why? Why does the Church lead us along the same path every year, repeating the same seasons, even the same readings? Is it for lack of creativity and imagination? No, the Church is always young, and never runs out of creativity. In every generation she gives the world new saints,…

Christ our King

  No one wants to be forgotten. It’s terrible when you go up to others to greet them, and they don’t remember you. We’re crushed when that happens. If anyone could be expected to forget, it would be Jesus. He’s dying on the Cross in terrible agony. He’s crucified between two criminals. The Romans did…

End of Time and the Virtue of Patient Endurance

Today’s Gospel from Luke opens with the prediction of Jesus concerning the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem. The temple is a marvel of a gem for the Jews, a symbol of their identity as God’s people, a sign of God’s presence and an embodiment of their cherished hopes. They believe that as long as…

Jesus: Our Life and Resurrection

As liturgical year draws closer to its end (Nov. 27th is the First Sunday of Advent), the Church leads us into God’s word about death, the inevitable end of our earthly existence, and eternity. The readings leading to the Gospel underline the importance of living by the three theological virtues: FAITH AT ALL COST. The…