Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sermon, Christmas I

We were finishing up Mass one day in the Lady Chapel, it was just Brian McCord and me, and I began the Last Gospel as usual, and then I said “There was a man sent from John whose name was … Continue reading

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Sermon, Christmas Eve

St. Luke tells us that on the night on which Jesus was born, there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And the angel of the Lord came upon them, … Continue reading

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Sermon, Advent IV

By long-standing tradition, when you add adult beverages to a large group of people, you tend to get singing. Large groups of people at seminaries are no different, so most of our parties ended with twenty or so seminarians gathered … Continue reading

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Sermon, Advent III

Doan and I went to our first Pre-Cana session this past Thursday. Father Lane Davenport, our priest down in DC went over all manner of marriage-related items, including the procuring of a marriage license. Father Lane told us that when … Continue reading

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Sermon, Advent II

“Frederick Buechner once wrote that he thinks the worst mistake a novelist could ever make would be to intentionally set out to write a novel about a saint. Buechner’s point seems to have been that if you construct a saint … Continue reading

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