The homilies below are notes. They are my preparation for preaching. Sometimes they are complete texts, sometimes they are outlines, but they always differ from the delivered message. I write these out so that I can practice, and in practicing they often improve. Still, these are often the only physical copy I have of my various homilies, so I have chosen to post them here for reference. The various and sundry other topics that may be addressed here are my opinions alone, and do not reflect the official position of my parish, my Archdiocese, or any other Catholic body beyond myself.
It is important to remember that Jesus was fully human as well as fully divine. His humanity is what allows us to unite ourselves to him and, through him, to the Father.
There is a lot more to life than just getting to Heaven. Unity with God begins now, in this life.
Was 40 days too soon to get bored and start worshipping idols?
Paul says that we are saved by faith and John says we are saved by believing in Jesus. Yes. But believing in Jesus demands our entire life.
All of us place some belief at the very center of our lives. As Christians, we need to ensure that this center is nothing other than Jesus.
I stay loyal to the Church because small divisions lead to large divisions.
The mission of our parish is to preach the Gospel. We must avoid the mistakes of the Jews of Jesus' time, who focused on maintenance rather than mission.