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Homily for November 8, 2020

Antiques Roadshow, a PBS show that provided hoarders with the hope of fortune was about comparing an item to the standard of an antique. Today’s first reading tells us that we should compare all we do to the wisdom of God. The gospel tells us that this means always being ready for the presence of God however it appears.

Homily for November 4, 2020

A plague. A Church in need of reform. Dioceses without bishops for decades. An assassination attempt. No wonder St. Charles Borromeo was described by a biographer as “an austere, dedicated, humorless and uncompromising personality.” But with so much uncertainty in our world today, he could be the perfect saint. And the readings remind us that the chaos of our lives becomes ordered when our faith is the priority.

Homily for November 3, 2020

Today we celebrate Saint Martin de Porres, a 16th and 17th century saint from Peru. He was known for many things, but most for his charity. On this election day, let us ask for his prayers for an increase in charity, and seek to imitate his holiness.

Election Novena Day Nine: November 3, 2020

For nine consecutive days, Monday, October 26 through Tuesday, November 3, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered on day 10, Wednesday, November 4. You can find even more resources to help you and your community learn more about responding to our call to be faithful citizens.

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Homily for November 1, 2020

Today we celebrate saints. And guess what? Because of your baptism, you too have the call to holiness. Whether you are a teenager like Carlos Acutis, or a martyr like Blessed James Miller, a parish priest like Fr. Michael McGivney, parents like those of Saint Therese, or a woman seeking a new life after the death of her husband, you too are called to holiness.

Election Novena Day Eight: November 2, 2020

For nine consecutive days, Monday, October 26 through Tuesday, November 3, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered on day 10, Wednesday, November 4. You can find even more resources to help you and your community learn more about responding to our call to be faithful citizens.

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