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How Can We Repay God? - Basil of Caesarea

What words can adequately describe God’s gifts? They are so many that they cannot be numbered. They are so great that any one of them demands our total gratitude in response.

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Epiphany 3 Sermon - The Redemption of Jacob

In the name of the F, S, and HS. Amen.
How long does it take to redeem a man? How long does it take for him to realize his redemption? 1,498 more words

Epiphany 2 Sermon – Jacob the Trickster Learns His Lesson

In the name of the F, S, and HS. Amen.
Two young lovers are asleep together the day after their wedding. The new husband opens his eyes to greet the day, his first day as a married man. 2,253 more words

True Religion In The Time Of Paris

As I write this there has been a recent series of terror attacks in France.  There has been talk about cultural sensitivity, freedom of expression and xenophobia since it was someone using their freedom of expression in a way that conflicted with someone’s religious point of view that precipitated the violence. 812 more words

Epiphany 1 Sermon: Child of the Promise Made Long Ago - The Binding of Isaac

In the name of the F, S, and HS. Amen.
I remember my first year in seminary, in a strange country where even in August the grass is the most vivid green and during the fall the trees turn colors such that when you walk under them, rather than casting a shadow, the world becomes brighter. 2,040 more words

Joseph's Drowsy, Sleep-deprived Dream

In the name of the F, S, and HS. Amen.
Right now it is Christmas time. Young baby Jesus was just born three days ago. Joseph and Mary are by now super sleep deprived. 1,838 more words

Disney's Frozen: Reflections on Original Sin and the Incarnation

Fr. Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his thought-provoking extended homily that uses the Disney movie, Frozen, as an analogy for Original Sin and the Mystery of the Incarnation. 3,211 more words