Homilies Archive

The Temple: Homily for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/18/18

Judges and Life Apart from God: Homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/11/18

Moses and Loving God: Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/4/18

All Saints Day: Homily for 11/1/18

The Fall: Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/14/18

Creation Part 2: Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/7/18

Creation: Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/30/18

Violence in the Old Testament: Homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/16/18

Here are some notes from this homily:

Some Difficult Passages in Old Testament:

  • Joshua 6:20-21: “The Ban”: killing every man, woman, child, and beast
  • 1 Samuel 15:7-11, 32-33: Samuel the prophet killing Agag
  • Psalm 137: 7-9: Dashing babies upon the rocks

New Testament’s Guide for Reading the Old Testament

  • Revelation 5: The Lamb that was slain
  • Galatians 1:13-16:  Christ becomes Paul’s new lens for reading Scripture
  • Galatians 4:22-27: Reading OT as “Allegory”
  • Ephesians 6: Spiritual Battle

Is the Bible True? Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/9/18

The Word of God: Homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/2/18

Clergy Abuse Scandal: Homily for 8/26/18

The Living Bread: Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8/19/18

Assumption of Mary: Homily for August 15, 2018

A Fragrant Offering: Homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8/12/18 On Christ’s Sacrifice and our Eucharistic Worship

The New Passover: Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/29/18

Bad Shepherds: Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/22/18

What do we do when we have a bad shepherd?  We hold on to the promises of God.   This is what we learn from Jeremiah today, and is very much applicable to our Church throughout history and today.

In the homily, I mention St. Peter’s Bones.  There is a new book about the excavation of the bones of St. Peter, The Fisherman’s Tomb by John O’Neil.  Read more about it here.

I also mentioned Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae.  It happens that this week is the 50th anniversary of its writing! For more on this encyclical, you can visit the Dubuque Archdiocese website here.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/15/18 –  Fr. Kevin’s first homily as pastor.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/1/18

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6/17/18

Ascension 5/12/18 In this homily, Fr. Kevin referenced the 1% Challenge. To learn more about it, visit here. He also referenced Kristin and the Turquoise Table. To see the video and learn more about it, click here.

Fourth Sunday of Easter 4/22/18 Read Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis’ Call to Holiness in Today’s World.

Easter Sunday 4/1/18

Fifth Sunday of Lent 3/18/18

Fourth Sunday of Lent 3/11/18

Third Sunday of Lent 3/4/18

Second Sunday of Lent 2/25/18

First Sunday of Lent 2/18/18