Catholic Homilies

(by Fr Phil Bloom)

Outrage and Disaster "What happened in New Zealand could happen in Monroe, at St. Mary of the Valley. Repent, refocus your mind..." (March 24, 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle C)

Is Good "Patrick could have said, 'I will never go back to that island'. Or 'I'll get my revenge.' Instead he saw his misfortune as part of God's providence..." (March 17, 2019 - Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle C)

Him Alone "St. Luke tells us the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert for 40 days 'to be tempted by the devil.' Who is the devil? The word devil come from a Greek word that means..." (March 10, 2019 - First Sunday of Lent, Cycle C)

Fighting ADD "For Ash Wednesday Fr Sica tells about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As a boy he traveled across country with his grandparents..." (March 6, 2019 - Ash Wednesday)

Be Firm, Steadfast "The forty year old Sister and the young soldier stared at each other in silence. Finally the soldier said'..." (March 3, 2019 - Eighth Ordinary Sunday, Cycle C)

Hitting Bottom "To come to Jesus you and I in some sense need to hit bottom. God forbid that we should contemplate suicide. There's a better way to 'hit bottom'" (February 10, 2019 - Fifth Ordinary Sunday, Cycle C)

Love Never Fails "The important thing is that criticism and rejection did not deter Jesus from his mission. You can sum up that mission in one word..." (February 3, 2019 - Fourth Ordinary Sunday, Cycle C)

Cleft for Me "Remembering that Martin Luther King had attempted suicide as youth, the friend was thinking he might now plunge to his death. Moving closer, Dr. King asked, "Do you see that rock?" (January 27, 2019 - Third Ordinary Sunday, Cycle C)

Seeking a Bride "This helps explain why Jesus performs his first miracle at a wedding feast. It's strange when you think about it. " (January 20, 2019 - Second Ordinary Sunday, Cycle C)

Not Worthy "Many people follow the "I'm OK, You're OK" approach to life. It's a pleasant philosophy, but is it really true?..." (January 13, 2019 - Baptism of the Lord)

Surrender to Jesus "Like the Magi he worships Jesus and opens his treasures - his life, his amazing intellect. For me it was not so dramatic - or so consequential - as the conversion of C.S. Lewis..." (January 6, 2019 - Epiphany)

Surrender "I am grateful for every act of thoughtfulness. I received a gift that I particularly valued...." (January 1, 2019 - Mary Mother of God)

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