Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Supreme Court?s fateful decision on Roe vs. Wade handed down in 1973, millions of Americans celebrate the sanctity of human life.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A man was playing golf with his buddies. With each hole, he was having more difficulty, slicing the ball off one tee and hooking it from another, three putting on one green and four putting another. On the thirteenth tee, the group had to hit over a large pond to get on the fairway towards the green.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
A high school student went out to dinner with his parents and some others at a very nice restaurant. One of the people in the larger group was a world-famous astronomer (one who studies ?the law of the stars?).
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Two weeks ago, in my sermon, I talked about the meaning of a name and how it signifies everything that we are, our uniqueness and our personhood.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In today?s Gospel reading, for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (Matthew 1:1-25), it begins with a somewhat tedious list of names, recounting the genealogy of Christ.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
During this time preceding the holidays, our life becomes very busy with office parties, concerts, pageants, programs, buying gifts, decorating our homes. It?s a time or a season of anticipation. These rituals and traditions are based on the Feast of Christmas.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
The American holiday of Thanksgiving each year brings us an opportunity to take vacation from work or to take a break from classes and studying, and to come together with family and friends and reflect on all the blessings God has given us.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
When someone says to you, ?I had a revelation!? or ?I had an epiphany!?, you might think he/she had a bright idea.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
At a recent seminar I saw a video about a man, perhaps you?ve heard of him, his name is W Mitchell. The law school down the street from us is not named after him but W Mitchell is a world renowned motivational speaker, like a Tony Robbins.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
In the past few weeks, we heard of several more tragedies that seem to be a growing trend.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
How can we tell if someone is dead? How do we know if they have died? We can tell if a person is still living in two ways. Number one is breathing, if the lungs are taking in and expelling air.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Growing up as little children what are some of the first words we learned? Some may say, ?Mommy? or ?Daddy?; others may say ?Hi? or ?Bye-Bye?; but inevitably one of those words would be??No.? Perhaps for some of us the word ?No? is seared into our childhood psyche like no other word.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
When some one says 9-11 almost everyone in America will know that it refers to September 11, 2001, the day of the infamous attacks on the United States by 19 hijackers who flew two airline passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York, one into the Pentagon near Washington DC, and one that crashed
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