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November 30, 2016
Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2016

November 23, 2016
First Sunday of Advent
November 27, 20
November 16, 2016

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 20, 2016

November 9, 2016

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 13, 2016

November 2, 2016
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 6, 2016


October 26, 2016
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 30, 2016


October 20, 2016
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 23, 2016
October 20, 2016
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 9, 2016
When I was in high school and college, we were occasionally saved by Cliffs Notes (which we usually called "Cliff Notes") when we somehow forgot to read the book or play that had been assigned. The creator of Cliffs Notes (a man named "Clifton") had gotten the idea from his Canadian counterpart, Coles Notes, and always insisted that his summaries were meant to supplement a student's reading, not replace it. I'm not sure we were always worthy of his lofty goals.
September 18, 2016

Anyone expecting to find immediate principles of conduct in the parable of the dishonest steward (Luke 16:1-8a) is bound to be frustrated. What are we to think of the steward's actions? He not only gets way with defrauding his master but he is praised for doing so by the very person he has defrauded. How Luke chooses to provide his readers with ways to apply the parable in their Christian life seems strained (vv. 8b-13). It appears as if Jesus holds up the clever, but fraudulent activity of the steward as commendable and worthy of imitation (vv. 8b- 9). Verses 10-13 contain sayings that are not directly related to the parable.