Fr. Larry Rice’s Podcast
Homily for the First Mass of Fr. Paolo Puccini CSP

Homily for the First Mass of Fr. Paolo Puccini CSP

July 26, 2020

Homily for July 26, 2020, the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

This was also the First Mass of newly-ordained Fr. Paolo Puccini, CSP.

At St. Austin Church, Austin TX.

A Prophet’s Reward

A Prophet’s Reward

June 28, 2020

My last Sunday homily at the University Catholic Center.  Sometimes our losses can be as prophetic as our gains.

Pentecost:  Today, we need all the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost: Today, we need all the gifts of the Holy Spirit

May 31, 2020

From the University Catholic Center in Austin TX.

Can You Give the Reason for Your Hope?

Can You Give the Reason for Your Hope?

May 17, 2020

Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter, 5-17-2020. From the University Catholic Center in Austin TX.

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter - “Good Shepherd” Sunday

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter - “Good Shepherd” Sunday

May 4, 2020

Sheep need a shepherd. And we need good leaders.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday 2020

April 19, 2020

Doubt is not the opposite of faith.  Divine Mercy gives us second chances.

Easter 2020 - Not What We Expected, But Still Filled with Hope

Easter 2020 - Not What We Expected, But Still Filled with Hope

April 12, 2020

We’ve had enough experience of death. Disappointment and pain have been frequent companions for us. It would be easy to despair, to give in to cynicism.  But we know that death’s power is not absolute, and that sin and suffering are not more powerful than forgiveness and compassion.  Because we have died with Christ, we have also risen with Christ. 

Holy Thursday in a Time of Pandemic

Holy Thursday in a Time of Pandemic

April 10, 2020

We can't wash feet.  We can't share Eucharist.  What can we do?

Palm Sunday Feels Like Good Friday

Palm Sunday Feels Like Good Friday

April 6, 2020

This is not the Holy Week we planned, nor the one we want.  But it's what we have.

Raising Lazarus, Raising Us.

Raising Lazarus, Raising Us.

March 29, 2020

The strange story of the raising of Lazarus asks us to consider our own mortality, and our hope for resurrection in Christ.

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