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These podcasts feature homilies given at Mass and commentaries on various eclectic topics.
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That’s not fair! I am sure every parent has heard this cry coming from their son or daughter. Probably a lot more than once too. There is deep within most of us a desire for fairness. This is especially true I think when we focus on ways we might be treated unfairly. And yet treating people fairly and being treated fairly are not always easy things to do. Sometimes I find that when I think things are not fair, I am not always right. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Friday, February 26, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Do you know how to pray? More and more over the last couple of years I have focused more on this notion of providing concrete ways to help with knowing how to pray. Today's gospel provides a good outline for prayer. Ask. Seek. Knock. Continue reading Homily for Thursday, February 25, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
And so the prayer we read in today’s first reading is Esther’s deep cry for help from God in this difficult dilemma she finds herself. Her prayer teaches us so many important lessons about our prayer. Let’s take a look at these one at a time. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Seeing is believing. Missouri is the show me state. I will not believe until I put my hands in the nail marks. Prove it. How often are we skeptics? Of course, we live in a world where it can be easy to get taken, and sometimes our skepticism is well-placed. The world around us is filled with people who do not have our best interest at heart, but theirs, so they do not hesitate to defraud us. And this has been going on for a long time, well, since the serpent tricked Adam and Eve. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Words. Words. Words. There are more way to read, speak and hear words than ever before. But there is really only one word that matters. He it The Word, our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading Homily for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
There has been a lot of attention over the last four years concerning the power of words. There has been the rise of the expression “fake news” and perhaps more attention than ever paid not only to what people say, but also what we think they mean. We seem to be more likely to get our information from a particular source, and to trust this source over another. And it can feel at times that we live in parallel worlds where we do not all experience the same things. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Who do you say that I am? This is the central question of a disciple of Jesus. In fact, if we stay with this question it can serve as a good examination of conscience during this season of Lent. Just who is Jesus? What do I say about him? What do I believe about him? How does my life change because of what I believe about him? Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Monday, February 22, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Lent is a time where the focus is on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But in another way, it is about recognizing our faith life and the completion of the sacraments of initiation. Bringing baptism to mind is a key focus for all three readings for Mass today. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
When you are sick, sometimes you need to get a prescription. My years working at the local drug store where I grew up taught me many lessons that I only appreciated as an adult. Lent can be like a trip to the drug store. Our prescription? Removing oppression, false accusation and malicious speech, bestowing bread on the hungry, and satisfying the afflicted. Now is the time to make Lent real. Continue reading Homily for Saturday, February 7, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
For most of my life, I have not had to care much about what I eat. My metabolism was pretty fast, and so I did not gain any weight. Moreover, my life was active, and so I tended by burn calories. I know that when some people watched me eat, they resented that I could eat so much and gain so little. All of that changed when I turned 50. Suddenly I had to pay attention to my diet. My metabolism slowed and my gut grew. It was a moment when I had to make a decision. Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2021: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
I am a good person, right? I mean I do not murder, or steal, or commit any REALLY big sins, do I? So why do bad things happen to me? Since I aim to be a good person, why don’t you notice and DO something about it, God? Why do I have to experience these bad things? I mean, c’mon, I am really doing something here? I mean, look at what I am doing for Lent, after all? Continue reading Lenten Reflection 2021: Friday, February 18, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
In today’s first reading, Moses says this: “Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom.” This seems like the type of choice that is a no brainer. Why would anyone not want life? Why would anyone reject prosperity? Continue reading Lenten Reflection for Thursday, February 18, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Today provides us the opportunity to contemplate the meaning of the season of Lent. In the preparation reflections we have had over the past few days, we have been thinking about what it is we can do to have a deeper relationship with Jesus and to be more active in the Church. Whatever you decided, remember that it is about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Continue reading Lenten Reflection for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Today on this last day before Ash Wednesday we will consider two things. The first is the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, a devotion that is widely celebrated during the season of Lent. Then, we will have a last minute “check list” to help you to decide what it is you will do this Lent. Continue reading Preparing for Lent 2021 Day Nine: February 16, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Today in the reflection I would like a type of devotional prayers, the rosary. Tomorrow, we will explore the Stations of the Cross. These are two types of prayers that open to us another way to enter into our relationship with Jesus. Continue reading Preparing for Lent 2021 Day Eight: February 15, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Starting today I will look at some specific ways to pray. Today I will look at an ancient practice called Lectio Divina, or the Sacred Reading. This is a way to intentionally use the Bible for prayer especially to facilitate deeper listening to God. The method goes back to at least the third century, and its goal is not deep academic study but to foster communion with God. Continue reading Preparing for Lent 2021 Day Seven: February 14, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Do you know how to pray? We can all be told over and over again that we need to pray. And on some level inside of us, we know we need to pray. But do we know how to pray? Continue reading Preparing for Lent 2021 Day Six: February 13, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
I want to start today with the idea of asking Jesus to inform you what you need to do this Lent to strengthen your relationship with him and with his Church. Continue reading Preparing for Lent 2021: Day Five, February 12, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Time and again we see how God comes to us in our brokenness. The woman in today's gospel has the desperate love of a mother for her child in distress. The Blessed Mother appeared to a woman as a Mother that was everything the child's own mother was not. God comes to us always. Let God into your heart. Continue reading Homily for February 11, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
Yesterday I indicated that the intent was to go big and bold for the season of Lent. All around us it appears there is brokenness, violence, anger, depression, anxiety. One way we can help ourselves to remember that we have these blessings is to recognize what we take for granted. Continue reading Preparing for Lent Day Four: February 11, 2021 at The DePorres Pages.
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