Category Archives: General Interest

Deacon Bob’s Homily for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God December 31, 2022/January 1, 2023 Humble and bold. Two words we typically do not associate in our minds. Humble and bold…. we find them both in the person of Mary, the Mother of … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C November 5/6, 2022 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thes 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38 The first reading today is a rather harrowing account of a mother witnessing the torture and death of her seven sons, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints November 1, 2022 We are remembering today all those unnamed saints in heaven, men and women just as much saints as the canonized ones we remember during the year. In doing so, we should burn with … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless you! 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C October 1/2, 2022 Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; 2 Tim 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10 Some say it is a discouraging world in which we live. … Continue reading

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2022

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless you all! 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle C Wis 18: 6-9; Heb 11: 1-2, 8-19; Lk 12: 32-48 August 6/7, 2022 You know, I am feeling a little like … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

If only we would all be so blessed and willing to bless!

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Beware! From the Experience of an Exorcist

I read with interest over at Catholic News Agency an interview with a Spanish exorcist during which he spoke of the Satan’s favorite sin (pride) and the danger of  “New Age” practices, such as Reiki and Yoga. I have often said … Continue reading

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Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

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Photo for the Day

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Men of Faith, Read This.

Bishop Olmsted from the Diocese of Phoenix, has released an apostolic exhortation to all men of the faith. It is entitled, Into the Breach.  Might I suggest that you read it? Here is an excerpt:  “And I sought for a man … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Mercy is not the same as moral relativism. Disagreement is not the same as discrimination. Tha law goes too far when it demands that the church abandon its beliefs in the pursuit of an entirely novel state of equality.” — … Continue reading

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“I Identify as…..”

I read with consternation in recent days of what many consider newsworthy regarding the resignation of the NAACP chair in Spokane, and all the surrounding commentary. From what I can ascertain, Rachel Dolezai has said she “identifies” as a black … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Again, many weeks actually have elapsed since my last original posting. I have been busy preparing to preach two retreats, the first in just a couple of weeks and the second later this summer. Both are rather major events, and … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“We are called to depth of heart, breadth of vision, and integrity of action.” — Michelle L’Allier, OSF

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Random Thoughts as we enter Ordinary Time

Well, I just prayed Vespers for Pentecost. That means I have entered Ordinary Time, as have all of you who similarly have prayed the Office. For those of you who love the Easter season and do not want it to … Continue reading

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