6th Sunday of Easter, 2017

Readings: Homily: Our first reading from the book of Acts today gives us a window into the origins of the Sacrament of Confirmation, when Peter and John are sent to some baptized folks to lay hands on them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit.  The other readings we just heard also fill out that […]

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5th Sunday of Easter, 2017

Readings: Homily: The word “justice” seems to be everywhere recently.  It hangs in the atmosphere. Shouted at protests, printed in newspapers, seen on the TV screen, everyone wants it, and now.  In our first reading we hear the same sort of report.  The greek Christians are upset with the jewish Christians because they feel like […]

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3rd Sunday of Easter, 2017

Readings: Homily: Back in my college days, it was always fashionable for the non-denominational Christians to try to do things “just like the early Christians did”.  They’d say “we want to pray like the first Christians” or “we’re building a biblical community that loves like the early Christians” or other such things.  And in a […]

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Easter Sunday, 2017

Readings: Homily: When I was a young college student studying Physics, there was always one law that kept bothering me: The Second Law of Thermodynamics:  Entropy.  The law that says everything slows down, wears down and breaks down, ultimately to a bland monotone of energy equality where nothing can or will do anything.  Period.  And […]

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