The first homily (Jan. 22) was super fun to give. The second one (Jan. 29) was quite hard to give but just as important.
1) Sure, good homilies are good for the mind and heart, but to keep your faith strong you need the occasional bad homily to maintain focus on the thing that really matters: Jesus.
2) It's hard to pay for a parish. It's harder to pay for a parish with Catholic schools. But if we take seriously the duties we have at each stage of our families' lives we can do this as an entire parish community.