Father Tim

December 2017

Dec 24

4th Sunday of Advent, December 24th, 2017

  There’s a strangeness to the Christmas story, and the happenings surrounding Christ’s birth.  At the outset, it seems strange and somewhat unfair that Zechariah is struck dumb before the angel and as he announces John’s birth.    The way Mary conceives, too, is strange and unheard of, is it...
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Dec 14

3rd Sunday of Advent, December 17th, 2017

I have a classmate from Buffalo, NY who worked on the Vatican’s Congregation for Education for a period of time.  Living in Rome, he would, on occasion, head up the Gianicolo to concelebrate Mass at the seminary where we lived as students during theological studies; the North American College and affectionately known to alumni as...
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Dec 10

2nd Sunday of Advent, December 10th, 2017

This past week, I read an interview in the Seattle Times and with Khizr Kahn who has published a book called, “An American Family”.  Kahn was suddenly pushed into the national spotlight during the Democratic Convention, August 2016.  With his wife at his side, he spoke to the delegates gathered and as a response to the...
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