Saint or Ain’t? A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year

We live in difficult times for the Church; from many sectors the very legitimate cry for reform goes up frequently. Beyond the sexual abuse scandal there are also deep concerns regarding the uncertain trumpet of Catholic preaching, lukewarm and nominal Catholics, an overall lack of self-discipline among Catholics, and a lack of disciplining by the bishops and clergy of those Catholics (lay and clergy) who cause scandal. The list of concerns is long, and in general I have been sympathetic on this blog to the need for reform and greater zeal in the Church

Praise the Lord

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The Secret Ingredient

Homily We were taught it today in our second reading from Romans: Holy Spirit, help us! What a simple prayer! It’s literally four words In the first parable we have the weeds and the wheat. God is saying leave the weeds there today! Be patient, and call people back to God, and deal with what the world throws at you. And leave the final judgment up to Him. In the second parable, we have this little mustard seed. And somehow it’s supposed to become a big tree. Our outreach is difficult. How do we reach people with the Gospel message?

Praise the Lord

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My View For Awhile: Jezero Crater

My View For Awhile… well… this one might have to be postponed for a while.

I’ve signed up with NASA for some news and links for the upcoming launch of PERSEVERANCE and the little Martian chopper INGENUITY.

The way I see it, when I get to Mars in 2026, and everything goes sidewise because of a really big green stripe rearranging storm, and I have to make a trek to Jezero Crater to find the rover so I can establish contact with Earth again, I’ll have a slight advantage.

Praise the Lord

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