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Fr. Norm's Homilies

Fr. Norm's Homilies

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/24/22

            So somebody comes up to you doing a survey.  First question: “what’s your name?”  Second question: “what’s your religion?”  My guess is that you’d probably get both of these questions right the first time, unless, of course, you’re in the Witness Protection program, then I guess “John Smith” ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/03/22

The other day, I happened upon the PBS show Nova, which deals with scientific progress presented in a very accessible way to an average layman like me.  Though I wasn’t particularly good in science as a high school student, and maybe not even particularly interested, I now often find ... Read More »

Christmas Eve

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/24/21

“She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the inn.”  And I doubt Scripture was talking about the Holiday Inn complete with internet and HBO.  I suspect, that, with all the very sad trouble going on in the Middle ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/30/21

Most of us remember Charleston Heston playing Ben Hur in the movie of the same name.  His full name was Judah Ben Hur, and his family were rich, prosperous, and prestigious.  Though the family was Jewish, they commanded the respect of even the Romans.  As you may remember, a ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/30/21

            After God created Adam and Eve, and they had been in the Garden of Eden for some time, Adam asked God: “God, why did you make Eve so beautiful, so attractive and so desirable?  God answered, “So you would love her, Adam.”  Then Adam said, “But why did ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/30/21

           The great Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Ella, was once quoted as saying, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, but I prefer rich!”  Of course she was being a bit catty, and certainly commenting on her impoverished upbringing in Harlem, but let’s take a look ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/08/21

Have you ever been in a situation where you knew that in say three days hence,         something very unpleasant had to be done?  I had a tooth pulled several years ago, and when the doctor on a Friday made the appointment for the following Monday, all I could think ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/03/21

           Two pirates, Marty and Sal, meet in a bar.  Sal has a patch over one eye, a hook for a hand, and a wooden peg leg.  “Ye gads, matey,” says Marty.  What happened to ya?”  Sal says, “Me ship was attacked, and a cannonball ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/01/21

           You’ve got to hand it to those scribes and the Pharisees.  They did know their Jewish law, and they didn’t, as so many seem to do today, ignore it.  They took each and every one of the 630 Jewish laws with utmost seriousness.  I ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 8/04/21

I was in a fast food restaurant a few days ago, standing in line to give the counter person my order.  The guy in front of me, obviously impatient, with no “hello” or “how are you doing” or any kind of friendly salutation, said this when he reached the ... Read More »

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