3rd Sun [C] 2016

Nehemiah 8:2-10; I Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 All of us are quite familiar with inaugural addresses, especially when presidents of our country take office and begin their elected terms. Some of these addresses are, of course, more memorable than others. Unfortunately much of the content of these inaugural addresses Continue Reading →

18th Sun [C] 2010

Fr. Charles Irvin Ecclesiastes: 1:2; 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-2   “You can’t take it with you.” That familiar bit of homey wisdom isn’t confined to Christian thinking; it’s wisdom that’s repeated in all religions. The ancient Jews had it in their scripture, as reported in today’s first reading from Continue Reading →

30th Sun [C] 2010

Fr. Charles Irvin 30th Sun [C] 2010 Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Luke 18:9-14                                                                   The gospel account we just heard is famous. It tells the well-known story of the sinner who sat in the back of the Temple seeking mercy while the Pharisee sat up in front reminding Continue Reading →