Catholic Homilies

(by Fr Phil Bloom)

Homilies for Triduum 2015:

Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Sunday

New Mind and Heart Week 6 "If you are like me, you hate waste. I take home food from funeral buffets. I pick up pennies..." (March 29, 2015 - Palm Sunday)

New Mind and Heart Week 5 "It's not easy to die. C.S. Lewis tells about a young man who falls into hell because of his attachment to a lizard that perches on his shoulder. The lizard whispers in the boy's ear and gives him pleasure..." (March 22, 2015 - Fifth Sunday of Lent)

New Mind and Heart Week 4 "The devil has bitten all of us. Wounds of envy, anger, lust and spiritual boredom - those wounds fester and can lead to death. We have only one remedy - the cross..." (March 15, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Lent)

New Mind and Heart Week 3 "I have a lot of sympathy with an honest atheist - with someone who rejects God not because he wants to do his own thing, but because he feels God-forsaken. I ask him..." (March 8, 2015 - Third Sunday of Lent)

New Mind and Heart Week 2 "Unless you are a dermatologist, when you look at a face, you want more than what science can provide..." (March 1, 2015 - Second Sunday of Lent)

New Mind and Heart Week 1 "Wild beasts represent not only the dangers that surround us, but also dangers within. We humans do sometimes act like animals..." (February 22, 2015 - First Sunday of Lent)

New Mind and Heart "As a symbol of repentance, you will receive a cross of ashes on your forehead. And what is repentance? In his book, A Lenten Journey, Archbishop Sartain defines repentance..." (February 18, 2015 - Ash Wednesday)

Jesus' Authority Week 3 "A guy can consider himself compassionate and generous, but the people he lives with tell a different story. Like the first stages of leprosy, it's difficult to see personal faults..." (February 15, 2015 - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Jesus' Authority Week 2 "Even during Mass I was thinking about how I was going to respond to him. A fever gripped me, but hardly the kind described in a popular song!..." (February 8, 2015 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Jesus' Authority Week 1 "Acknowledging one's sin and accepting Jesus' mercy are huge. In some ways they seem like everything. Still there is more..." (February 1, 2015 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Scientist Who Renewed His Baptism "Steno - a man who investigated the mysteries of the created world - shows the fruitfulness of an adult renewal of baptism..." (January 11, 2015 - Baptism of the Lord)

Two Uses of Science "In the attitudes of Herod and the Magi we can see that science is neither good nor bad in itself. It all depends on how a person uses it. Science has given us Zyklon B, napalm and the atom bomb. It has also given us kidney transplant surgery, MRI's and pasteurized milk..." (January 4, 2015 - Epiphany of the Lord)

The Battle for Our Young People's Hearts " We are in a battle, but we fight not by attacking today's Epicureans. No, it is a spiritual battle. We fight as Mary did by contemplation, especially before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. And we fight as Aaron did - by blessing others..." (January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day - Mary Mother of God)


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