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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Originally delivered on October 30, 1989

Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Paul to Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; and Luke 18:9-14

Fr. Healy begins this homily by discussing the death of his beloved sister, Sally.  107 more words

Cycle C

The Truth About Wealth.

I hear a lot of protests from Christians about helping those less fortunate that sound like this, “Why should I let my hard earned money be used to support a person who hasn’t worked for it like I have.”  I understand this when it comes to the government taking their money and redistributing it according to their wishes.  1,390 more words


Her Story or Our Story?

So as you may well know from a previous blog post, during our first week in Nepal we met a lady in a village at the top of one of mountains only to meet her again a few hours later as she made her way down the mountain 1,465 more words



“Biting down on the candy bar, the little boy walked alongside his father.                                     The prickly wrapper he had just shoved down his trouser pocket began to grow                uncomfortable on him. 478 more words


A True Banker to the Poor

In the year 2006, an Economics professor was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on micro-credit. No theoretical model was formulated for which this prize was offered. 628 more words

Book Review

Pride and Asking for Help

Tell me, wisdom,

when did the quiet

become an empty tub

with my red knees

to my puddled chin?

Such tenacious pride

has no value… 69 more words