Keeler Homilies

Declaración de Guillermo Cardinal H. Keeler en la Muerte de Papa Juan Paul II

Con profunda tristeza he recibido la noticia de la muerte en el Señor del Papa Juan Pablo Segundo, quien ha sido un “Santo Padre” para mí y para muchos, de muchas maneras. El Papa Juan Pablo Segundo ha predicado al mundo el Evangelio de Jesús. Sus esfuerzos para llevar el mensaje del Evangelio adaptado a...
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NCEA Mass – Homily Reflections

To Dr. Michael Guerra, President of the NCEA, go my thanks for the invitation to be with you this afternoon. I am delighted at the presence of Bishop Martin Lohmuller, my first pastor after ordination. Bishop Lohmuller helped me to learn how important Catholic education is, and often I have recalled how driving the school...
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Homily Reflections – African Bishops’ Mass

The presence of so many African bishops this morning evokes the memory of the days eleven years ago when the first Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa was held in Rome. We began on a sad note, even as the Gospel today begins on a sad note, the word that Lazarus, the...
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Presentation on Catholic-Jewish Relations

It is a joy to be again with Rabbi Jack Bemporad. In 1987, when the controversy over Chancellor Waldheim of Austria threatened the meeting planned between Pope John Paul II and Jewish leaders in the United States, Rabbi Bemporad emerged as one of those who represented the Synagogue Council of America in meetings with representatives...
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Homily Reflections – Pro-Life Homily

On behalf of all the pilgrims I wish to thank Cardinal McCarrick for his gracious and encouraging words of welcome and for his continued and vigorous support for the Culture of Life. It is a true blessing for pilgrims from across our land to be able to gather once again with their bishops in this...
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Remarks at the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East

It is both an honor and a personal pleasure to be here with my colleagues in the Interreligious Initiative for Peace in the Middle East. We believe in the same one God and know that God calls us to find the common path to a just peace in the land we all call “Holy.” In...
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Christmas Message

Dear Friends in Christ, Warmest wishes for a blessed Christmas! The scripture readings for this wondrous week remind us that it is God who took the first step, coming down to earth in fulfillment of ancient promises to save us from our sinfulness. And now God seeks to be close to us, to strengthen us,...
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Darfur and Sudan Service: Remarks and Prayer

Welcome to the most historic place of worship in the United States, where tonight together we participate in a service of those daughters and sons of Abraham who gather in the name of justice and the fruit of justice which is peace. We come to pray together for God’s gift of peace to a troubled...
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OSCE Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination: National Statement

In the United States, the freedom to choose one’s religion has long been taken for granted. In my home state of Maryland, the earliest American colonists sought refuge from the religious persecution they suffered in neighboring colonies. We have enjoyed the fundamental right to believe as they wish, with no interference from the government and...
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OSCE Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination: Oral Introduction

I bring to this topic a sense of humility – it is so complex and important. I also bring a sense of gratitude. I live in the state of Maryland—the first place in the English-speaking world enacting religious freedom. It was a beacon of hope to many in the faith and helped prepare the way...
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Homily Reflections – Ordination of Bishop Rozanski

(Jeremiah 1:4-9) Very often, ordination classes choose as a first reading the words of the Prophet Jeremiah Bishop Rozanski selected for the reading today. More frequently, however, the complaint of Jeremiah, “I am too young,” rings hollow. We have to put it into a context. For Jeremiah and for Bishop Rozanski the context is not...
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Mass – Feast of the Assumption

Our Lady must be very pleased with this historic Church and all of you who join us on this special day. Our minds are lifted up to heaven, and our hearts should follow there, as we remember that this feast is one of the earliest celebrated in all of Christendom, after Easter and Christmas. This...
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