Homily for the Assumption of Mary “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…He has looked with favor on his lowly servant…All generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 2:46-48)

Tizian_041Some accuse the Catholic Church of deifying Mary, of setting her equal to God. Let’s face it, if we fail to understand what we say of her, we run that risk. We see Mary, explicitly or not, in four different passages from Scripture today. Continue readingHomily for the Assumption of Mary “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…He has looked with favor on his lowly servant…All generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 2:46-48)

True love of God and neighbor in a world on life support “That we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error, but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth.” (Collect, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Homily for Second Sunday of Advent – Year C “Prepare the way of the Lord.” (Lk 3:4)

I am introducing a new website feature. Since I am writing homilies for classes here at the seminary, now, I am going to put up the ones I write (as long as I don’t think that particular attempt at a homily is garbage). Since they are for class, not real Masses, they won’t necessarily match the readings of the day. If I write a reflection I like on the readings of the day sometime, I may include it under this, though. Continue readingHomily for Second Sunday of Advent – Year C “Prepare the way of the Lord.” (Lk 3:4)