The Three Levels of Forgiveness

Homily on St. Matthew 6:14-21, in which Fr. Anthony distinguishes between forgiveness that leads to reconciliation, that which allows relations to continue in hopes of reconciliation, and that which leads to an unfortunate but necessary separation. Check out this episode!

Homily on Judgment – or something

As I told the people at the end of the liturgy, this homily was about two hours of editing away from being worthwhile!  It’s great being in a PhD program, etc., but it leaves much time than I’m used to (and need) to prepare.  It’s usually okay, but this day I tried out a couple […]

Homily – Sanctify the Moment with the Publican

Homily – Publican and Pharisee Fr. Anthony Perkins All of creation is pregnant with potential – less full of lifeless atoms or particles than of seeds just waiting to be brought forth into fruition.  And here I speak not just of literal seeds (although it is almost time to start working with those and getting […]

Zacchaeus and the Steps of Salvation

In this homily, Fr. Anthony draws on the example Zacchaeus to describe the need for repentance and commitment in the life of the Christian.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Freedom and the Empowerment of the Saints

In this homily on the Sunday after Theophany (Ephesians 4:7-13; St. Matthew 4:12-17), Fr. Anthony talks about the gains made in the spreading of wealth (and the dramatic reduction of poverty) brought about through economic freedom, a freedom that encourages and empowers people to identify needs and contribute to the good of all; and uses […]

Homily – What Would We Sacrifice for our Sin

On the Sunday after Nativity we commemorate the slaughter of the innocents by Herod.  Fr. Anthony challenges us to think – and repent of – the sacrifices we would be willing to sacrifice for our own sin.  Oh, and yes, he really did blank on the place of Christ’s birth (bless his heart)!  He forgot […]

Homily on the Conception of the Mother of God

Among other things, in this homily Fr. Anthony demonstrates why it is so difficult to preach well on sex (it’s hard to say anything useful without saying something that offends liturgical sensibility). Check out this episode!

Homily- Duran Duran, Monty Python, and the Feast

Homily on Luke 13:10-17.  What does Duran Duran (and Monty Python) have to do with the Feast and evangelism?  In Fr. Anthony’s finals-addled mind: it’s all part of the pattern. Gospel: St. Luke (14: 16-24).  Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at […]

Homily – The Good Samaritan, Discipline, and Freedom

St. Luke 10: 25-37.  Homily on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  How does discipline lead to the freedom to love?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Leave it all on the track!

St. LUKE 12:16-21.  The Lord said this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will […]