Forgiving Vader

My commentary on the Bible readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time of the Year A. How can the themes of forgiveness and redemption in Star Wars and in Harry Potter help us better understand what Jesus says about forgiveness?

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Snape and the Gospel

In this reflection on the Bible readings for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, I look at what Snape could have learned from this week’s Gospel.

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Luke Skywalker and Saint Peter

In this reflection on the Bible readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, I look at what Luke Skywalker and Saint Peter have in common.

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Godzilla and the Gospel

I’ll explain how Godzilla can help us understand this week’s Bible readings.

You can find the Mass readings here: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100222.cfm

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Star Wars: Andor and the Bible

I share how the story of Cassian Andor can help us interpret today’s Bible Readings!
You can find the Mass readings here: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092522.cfm

Homily by Father Roderick on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.

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Harry Potter and the Unjust Steward

In the homily, I share what Harry Potter can teach us about today’s Gospel! You can find the Mass readings here: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/091822.cfm

Homily by Father Roderick on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.

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Galadriel and the Gospel

In this homily, I talk about the Rings of Power and the Gospel. Readings: Wis 9:13-18b, Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17, Phmn 9-10, 12-17, Lk 14:25-33

Homily by Father Roderick on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.

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The House of the Dragon and the Gospel

In the homily, we’ll talk about The House of the Dragon and the Gospel. Readings: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps. 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14.

Homily by Father Roderick on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.

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Hobbits and the Narrow Gate

What can Hobbits teach us about today’s gospel? Listen to this week’s homily to find out! Readings: Is 66:18-21; Ps. 117:1, 2; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30.

Homily by Father Roderick on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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Breaking Bad and the Bible

What lessons can we learn from Breaking Bad and from today’s Bible readings? Listen to this week’s homily to find out! Readings: Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21. Homily by Father Roderick on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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My Hero Academia and the Gospel

How can the popular Japanese series My Hero Academia help us better understand why prayer often doesn’t work the way you think it work? Homily by Father Roderick on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Readings: Gn 18:20-32; Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13.

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Luke, Leia and Jesus

How can the difference between Luke and Leia help us understand the different reactions to Jesus’ invitation to follow him in today’s Gospel?

Homily by Father Roderick on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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