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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

11-12-2017 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/13/17

 

Homily

32nd Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

As we approach the end of the Church’s liturgical year—now the 32nd Sunday—our readings turn "apocalyptic"; that is, they deal with the "end times," the end of the world, the second coming of Jesus, the ... Read More »

11-5-2017 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/06/17

 

Homily

31st Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The readings today speak to us of "leadership gone bad"—and they have a very contemporary ring to them. The readings are challenging for all of us—but they are particularly challenging for the clergy or "religious ... Read More »

10-29-2017 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/30/17

 

Homily

30th Sunday in OT / A / 2017 / Love Commandment

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I know a couple, a married couple, who are kind of the "odd couple." They live in Eastern Oregon, on a ranch. Each is very different from the other. They met as ... Read More »

10-15-2017 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/16/17

 

Homily

28th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today’s parable is one of the strangest in the Gospels—even a little shocking, like last week’s parable of the tenants who kill the Son hoping to get his inheritance. This week—in brief— we have a ... Read More »

10-8-2017 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/09/17

 

Homily

27th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

There is no denying that our readings are a little dark today—a reminder that Biblical religion is not all "fun and games," not just a feel-good remedy for the world. The Bible is always challenging—1) ... Read More »

10-01-2017 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/02/17

 

Homily

26th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Many years ago when I was a third year theology student, I remember reading and studying St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians—and, in particular, the very passage we read today, our second reading, from the ... Read More »

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