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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily idea...my main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!



Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 6 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at USCCB.org
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 5:30pm on Sat and 9:30am on Sunday

 Is faith the Opposite of Complaining?

Click HERE to view Video Homily Prep

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! not only do the thoughts from your heart connect with my life, it is precisely the way I live my life. As you said, faith to me is looking beyond every "worldly" situation and seeing the Providence of Almighty God behind and in everything. Every step I take, every move I make, I am thinking of how our Father is communicating with me; with those with me. This to me is faith just as you said.

Also, If I may add, I have always thought of your sharing of your faith through these videos as a precious gift to us. I do not see it as preaching or a lesson or anything along those lines; but as a sharing of your heart; right from your heart; without the need for "notes".

- I also liked the fan! Gives me a sense of serenity.

Thanks Father!

Anonymous said...

This note concerns connections to alleged prophecies that I feel should be observed with open mind and guarded caution. Are we in the end times written about in the Book of Revelation? Compelling connections offered for you below.
Considerations:
Why would the cardinals be laughing during an act of papal veneration? http://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/pope-francis-kisses-a-cross-during-a-meeting-with-cardinals-news-photo/174547606
And why the veneration of this particular, bizarre looking cross? http://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/pope-francis-holds-a-cross-during-a-meeting-with-cardinals-news-photo/174550364
Would such a cross, which has no semblance to the traditional crucifix, warrant a sermon before a gathering of Church leadership? http://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/pope-francis-holds-a-cross-during-a-meeting-with-cardinals-news-photo/174547601
The possible answers?
http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/a-new-form-of-the-cross-will-be-introduced/
http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/the-next-pope-may-be-elected-by-members-within-the-catholic-church-but-he-will-be-the-false-prophet/
http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/masonry-has-infiltrated-my-church-on-earth-and-soon-the-schism-as-foretold-will-create-division-and-disquiet-amongst-my-faithful-servants/
*after evaluation of the above links take into account this prophecy: http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/my-poor-holy-vicar-pope-benedict-xvi-will-be-ousted-from-the-holy-see-in-rome/
The prediction therein was given exactly one year prior to Pope Benedict’s 2/11/13 resignation press conference.

Consider this comparison: (observe carefully the words used in both the Caritas International video and the prophecy link below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvC-k1ai71Q (4:46 minute video; taken from www.romereports.com; Caritas International production)
http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/you-will-soon-be-told-to-use-your-faith-to-create-a-political-campaign-around-the-world-to-save-the-poor/

An unusual event to compare:
Here is a sample review of the 2014 Grammy Awards (event featured religious ritual): http://www.spiritdaily.com/grammys.htm

An alleged prophecy concerning the continuing rise of satanism among celebrities and the subsequent fallout: http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/you-must-pray-for-their-souls-as-they-have-sold-them/

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