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The B.C. Catholic exists to spread the Good News of the Gospel to the people of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and beyond—to enlighten, inform, and encourage all people.
On blogger since 2007.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fr. Smiga was ordained as a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland in 1975. In 1985 he received the degree of Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a specialization in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He presently serves on the scripture and homiletic faculty of St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio. He is also an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association and a regular teacher at The Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies.
He is the author of the article on “Caravaggio” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Art (2015). In 2009 he was the Walter and Mary Tuohy Professor at John Carroll University in Cleveland. He writes a monthly column for Living With Christ (Bayard) and contributes regularly to Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press). His upcoming book is Angels in the Bible (Liturgical Press, February 2021).
From 1991 to 2019 he served as pastor of St. Noel Catholic Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
I am retiring from administration July 1, 2022, but I will continue to do my best to provide homilies for this page while the Lord still gives me strength. Thank you for your support and wonderful comments over the years. These homilies are my gifts to you. Perhaps you might find them helpful in your ministry or in your own private reflections.
We are the Friars – brothers and priests – of the Order of Preachers, a religious Order of the Catholic Church that is commonly known as the ‘Dominicans’ after the name of our founder, St Dominic. Alternatively, the name comes from a Latin pun, Domini canes, meaning ‘dogs of the Lord’ because the Order was founded to preach the Truth of Christ’s Gospel, and by their ‘barking’ to act as guard dogs warning against deviations from God’s Word of salvation.
As religious bound to a Rule and the evangelical counsels of obedience, chastity and poverty, we live together in communities, but we are not tied to particular monasteries. Unlike monks, we are itinerant preachers, who are thus called to make the world our cloister.
Lifeissues is mainly concerned with publishing thoughtful articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae. However, from the very beginning, we have also published a few related homilies, notably by Fr. Al Cariño, O.M.I., Fr. Tony Pueyo, and others.
Please use the pulldowns below to select a homily by Liturgical Calendar date.
Each week, Priests for Life provides an email service to clergy containing three elements:
- General Intercessions.
- A one-paragraph bulletin insert.
- Suggestions for drawing pro-life themes out of the Sunday readings for the homily.
As of December 17, 1997,I have been a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle for twenty-six years. Last year I celebrated my twenty-fifth anniversary. In July of 1997 at St. Malo’s retreat house in Colorado, we had a twenty-five Class Reunion. (Includes picture of classmates who attended.)
Seven of those years (1987-94) were spent as a Maryknoll Associate in Southern Peru. Recently I uploaded a number of pictures from those years, including an earlier visit in 1982 with Frs. Jim Coyne and Dick Gallagher to see Fr. Pat McDermott who was a Maryknoll Associate at that time. (Includes picture from Fr. Henri Nouwen’s 50th birthday.)
A priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Parish Priest of Church of the Holy Family, Kajang and Ecclesiastical Assistant for the Catholic Ministry for the Deaf
I’m Evans K Chama, a Zambian-born Missionary of Africa (White Father). I’m a former student of Lumen Vitae/Catholic University of Leuven (KUL –Belgium) in Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies/Practical Theology; former student in the Faculty of Psychology and Education at Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain –Belgium), Master’s degree in Family, Couples and Sexuality Studies.
Currently, I’m ministering in a parish, Notre Dame d’Afrique, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, where I’m specially consecrated to Family pastoral care, through sessions and private counselling of couples and families. I’m also training couples as marriage counsellors
This website is by Fr. Tommy Lane, S.S.L., S.T.D. (License in Sacred Scripture, Doctorate in Sacred Theology), returning again to my home diocese, Cloyne, Ireland in fall 2020 and formerly Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland. I have deliberately designed this as a website rather than a blog because many of the more than 2000 visitors to this website every day are priests and deacons looking for homily ideas. In a blog, each new entry goes further and further down the list of entries as the blog grows which would make it difficult for priests and deacons to quickly find the homily ideas for a particular weekend. Instead I have structured this as a website so that from any part of the website with just a few clicks one can find my past homilies for any weekend. This website is part of my ministry, one of the ways in which I try to proclaim the Gospel. I have always had an interest in computers, and through this website I channel this interest in computers in a way that serves the Gospel. Previously I ministered in Ireland.
“Don’t be afraid, dear friends, to take the ‘alternate’ path indicated by true love: a sober and solid lifestyle, with loving, sincere and pure relations, an honest commitment to studies and work, and the profound interest in the common good.” Pope Benedict XVI to the young pilgrims gathered in Loreto, Italy
This website is a service of the Catholic Studies Centre at Saint Louis University, Matthew Baugh, SJ, Director John Foley, SJ, Editor; Eleonore Stump, Coordinator; JC McCollum, Webmaster
DID YOU KNOW you can search over 10 years of Christ Desert homilies and reflections by typing key words, phrases, scriptural citations, or dates into this search box?
These are a fairly inclusive collection of John McKinnon’s homilies. He began to type his Sunday homilies regularly since 2005, and saved them to his computer for possible later use. For some Sundays, homilies are not available, either because John was absent on holidays that year, a major feast occurred on that day, or he had some other reason for not preaching. These are provided as a possible starting point in preparation for the Sunday Liturgy.
Father Wester is pastor of All Saints Parish in St. Peters.
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