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Fr. Luan Nguyen's Homily

Fr. Luan Nguyen's Homily

Homily of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 10/27/20

The Pharisees gave Jesus another test, and this one is tougher than the previous one. There are 367 laws in the law book of Israel. So it is difficult for Jesus to say which one is the greatest. Let us take a close look at the two commandments to ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 10/19/20

In the Gospel, two different groups of people, the Herodians and the Pharisees, came to Jesus to trap him on the political issue of his time: taxes. "Tell us should we pay tax to Cesar?" They said. Jesus knew their intention. If he answered “yes,” they would say he ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 10/12/20

In 2009, I went back to Vietnam for the first time. My sisters and I made a trip to North Vietnam, where my parents were born and grew up. My aunt’s family planned a big reception at her house. Almost every family in the parish was invited. On this ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 10/05/20

The parable in the first reading revealed to Israel God’s thoughts and solutions for human salvation. How the landowner rebuilt his vineyard was exactly how God rebuilt his Kingdom.

Jesus’ parable gives a clearer idea of God’s plan for human salvation. We read the Old Testament, and we know ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 9/28/20

There is a pastor who has a seventeen-year-old son, who dreams of having a new car. The son liked his long hair but his father wanted him to cut it short. The father said to the son, “If you want to have a new car, you have to cut ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 9/21/20

We used to say, “Life is not fair.” Nowadays, people talk a lot about fairness and justice. Family members fight each other over their parents’ inheritance. Workers fight over equal pay between males and females, etc. It looks like all people want to set-up a common human standard for ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year A, 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 9/14/20

One day, Bishop John Selwyn saw a native boy treating other boys cruelly. He called the boy and corrected him. However, this wicked boy did not only listen but also slapped the bishop's face. People were stunned when they saw it, but the bishop did not allow them to ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 9/06/20

When I had just become a seminarian, on the weekends, I often went to my parents’ house to have dinner with them. My siblings were also there. I remember one evening, I said some wrong things, and my mother corrected me. One of my sisters said to her, “Mom, ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A, 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 8/31/20

Jesus said: “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. “ Which life does Jesus talk about? You may ask. Jesus talked about two different lives here. One life is on earth and one life is in ... Read More »

Homily of the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2020

Posted by Ramón Camacho on 8/24/20

Jesus’ question was simple but very deep: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Then Jesus wanted to know what they know, so he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Knowledge about the Second Person of the Holy Trinity is very important ... Read More »

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