April 2, 2017

amusatHomilies

The readings for today’s mass, and the promises they make should transform our lives. What if we were to really believe and accept that simple statement from Ezekiel, “I will put my Spirit in you that you may live.” Or the teaching of St. Paul from the epistle to the Romans, “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. … Read More

Third Sunday of Advent 2016

William MeningerHomilies

Dear family and friends, I am taking the occasion of this homily to send you my Christmas greetings. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May he be gracious to you, and be kind. May he show his face to you and give you his peace. With great joy I will hold you up before the Lord especially during … Read More

January 15 2017

William MeningerHomilies

One of the most important words or, if you will, lines of development, which is challenging religion, theology, and churches today is inclusivity or it’s opposite, exclusivity. Love, which is the primary Christian virtue, identifies with inclusivity. Exclusivity, in many ways, is the opposite of love. Christian churches today, Including the Catholic church, have been accused, with a certain amount … Read More

Trinity Sunday

William MeningerHomilies

The teaching of the Christian church on the holy Trinity is considered to be possibly the most sublime doctrine of divine revelation. Most churches consider that belief in the Trinity, that is three persons in one God, is the deciding factor that determines whether a given church is a Christian church or not. Belief systems that do not embrace the … Read More

The feast of the exaltation of the holy cross

William MeningerHomilies

For the subject of my homily this morning I would like to look back a few days to a feast that we celebrated last Wednesday, the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross. Like most of the important feast days of the church, the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross is not something that we limit to … Read More