"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Pharisees

“Cheering For Liverpool” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Num 11:25-29; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48) “Cheering For Liverpool”  PDF Version Homily for 26th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): Num 11:25-29; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 When I was 12 or 13 years old, I decided that the soccer team I would cheer for in the English Premier League was Manchester… Read More ›

“Labeling Others As Pharisees” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time “Labeling Others As Pharisees” PDF Version Homily for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A (2017): Mt 23:1-12 The Pharisees were not inherently nor necessarily evil men. Though there is a tendency to reduce their presence throughout the Gospel Accounts to make them the sole enemies of Jesus Christ…. Read More ›

Holy Week 2016 – Homily of Pope Francis for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday signals to all Christians that Holy Week has begun. And as we journey together in these coming days, I invite you to reflect with me on the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis for Palm Sunday, March 20th, 2016 “Blessed is He who comes in the… Read More ›

A Matter of Life and Death

(John 11:1-45) The Jewish Cemetery in Jerusalem is perched on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount. For centuries it has been considered the holiest burial place for people of the Jewish faith – the place where the Resurrection will begin when the Messiah comes. Today, it… Read More ›

Fumbling Around in the Dark

(John 9:1-41) Most of us can’t imagine a world without light and, thankfully, we’ll never have to experience such a reality. For light plays an important part in our lives, helping to determine the hours of the day and to regulate the internal clocks of our bodies that tell us when it’s time to sleep… Read More ›

September 2, 2012

Today’s Gospel brings to mind that old expression about not seeing the forest for the trees.   As with the Pharisees, many of us tend to focus so much on the little details that we fail to see the bigger picture.  Jesus is all about the big picture!  When He preaches, He distills the myriad of… Read More ›