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Homily 224 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From Worse to Better

As you survey the state of marriage in our society today, it would be easy to get discouraged. Yet we see in our gospel today that even at the time of Jesus they struggled with marriage. When Jesus explains what is required of married people, some of the apostles even question if maybe it would be better not to get married at all. Today’s homily speaks of some of the tough issues surrounding marriage today, including divorce, contraception, so-called “same sex marriage” and others. Things may look grim now, but a new springtime is taking root. If we follow Jesus’ words to return to God’s plan “from the beginning” then we will soon see our society, and marriage in particular, go from worse to better.

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