4th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 4th Sun [A] 2011 Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-15 A critic once challenged me by declaring that my homilies were preaching a message of failure to a bunch of losers. He was suggesting that the Good News of Jesus Christ is directed at losers, Continue Reading →

5th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 5th Sun [A] 2011 Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus came from Isaiah’s people. Isaiah had commanded them to share their bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless, and to clothe the naked. “If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation Continue Reading →

8th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 8th Sun [A] 2011                                                                                                                                  Isaiah 49:14-15; 1Corinthians 4: 1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 Today’s scripture readings provoke the question: What kind of God is God? Who among us has not pondered the answer to that question? What do we expect God to do for us? As revealing as the Continue Reading →

1st Lent [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 1st Sunday of Lent [A] 2011                                                                                                    Genesis 2:7-9,3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 It strikes me that over the past two years we’ve heard much about how deeply our government is in debt, about bankruptcies, downsizing, the reorganization of our corporate businesses, eliminating governmental waste, and determining our Continue Reading →