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The Giver and the Epiphany

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/08/18

One of the more prevalent images of today’s celebration is that the Three Kings come bearing gifts for the Infant savior. Having just celebrated Christmas, who of us do not love to receive and give gifts.  However, the hope is that more precious than any gift we may unwrap ... Read More »

Sandy Hook Christmas Hope

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/20/17

Father John describes the scene as he arrived at St. Rose of Lima: Easily a thousand people packed a church too small for such a crowd. And another thousand massed outside.

Although they could not get inside the church, people did not opt to leave, Father Cameron writes: “They ... Read More »

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/12/17

What is the nature of Filial Love? Did not Christ model this for us when teaching us the Our Father and with every breath of His life and mission insisted that we refer to God as Abba or da da?

What a beautiful term of tenderness this is...and for ... Read More »

Looks Who's Talking

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/06/17

"Oh that you would rend the Heavens and come down with the mountains quaking before you while you wrought awesome deeds."

Back in 1989 a rather entertaining movie came out called Look who’s Talking. During the opening credits we are given a fascinating though funny look from inside the ... Read More »

Fisher King and Christ the King

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/29/17

We are a culture that is impressed with Royalty…who of us does not sometimes day-dream of having a real castle as one’s home with all the wealth, fame, power and status that go with it. The media often does a good job creating a fairy-tale mystique to Royalty that ... Read More »

Doomsday Preppers? Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/15/17

We do not want you to be unaware about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.

The other day on my Facebook feed, a friend left a sad post. She was drawing negative attention to Paul Ryan who in the after math of the Sutherland Springs Shooting, was calling for prayers.  With many others, she referred to him as an idiot saying: what do you think those people were doing at the time…and in Church no less…a lot good prayer got ... Read More »

Kevin Costner and Purgatory

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/09/17

Field of Dreams Come True

In today’s Gospels Jesus reprimands the Religious leaders because they “tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.” There is no more oppressive burden to carry in life than ... Read More »

The Holy Hormone Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/08/17

The other day a 7 yr old asked me: Why does God love children more than adults.  I do not know about the more part but God certainly has an extra super special love for Children.  Jesus insists: 3“Truly I tell you, “unless you change and become like little ... Read More »

Mary, Our Lady Liberty (7/3/2016)

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/06/16

For thus says the Lord, lo I will spread prosperity over Jerusalem like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent.

 

This weekend in a more emphatic and celebratory way, we remember that the Promised Land of America is a land teeming with opportunity ... Read More »

Elisha and the 12th Man (6/26/16)

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/29/16

In the 1980's, the impact of the Seattle fans on the success of the Seahawks Football team was so great, that Seahawk's President Mike MCormack retired the number 12 jersey on December 15th 1984 as a tribute to the best and most loyal fans in the NFL.

There are ... Read More »