Fr. Kirby Longo's Homilies
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Fr. Kirby Longo is a priest of the Diocese of Helena. These are his homilies. God bless you!
||CleanSeptember 2, 2018 - Scandal, Corruption, Anger, and Renewal||What is the appropriate response finding to such a terrific evil planted in the institution founded by Christ to stand against this exact evil? How do we respond when looking upon these wicked men who go about in the light as though they will guide us i||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 19th, 2019 - The Spiritual Battles of GenZ||I am not sounding some apocalyptic horn announcing this the worst age. Every age, every generation has its struggles. We can just look to Paul’s letter today, “Brothers and Sisters, watch carefully how you live, not as foolish but as wise, making th||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 22, 2018 - "Come away to a deserted place" -Hold on, I'm Busy...||If we didn’t enjoy, at least in some shallow way, the iPhone’s ability to distract us for hours on end from the real world, from facing ourselves, we wouldn’t buy them and invest our whole identity in that platform. If we didn’t believe sports w||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 15, 2018 - Blackfeet People, Poverty, and Grace||The Blackfeet are predominately Catholic, and overwhelmingly Christian besides- in other words they are a faithful people. Yet they face dire poverty with 70% unemployment. Alcohol and drugs have wreaked havoc upon their people with a disproportionate a||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 1, 2018 - Death and Meaning (10 year reunion)||Our ten year reunion is an interesting moment. The gospel, which I think is fitting, is a meditation on Death and suffering: what do they tell us about living a meaningful life?||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 3, 2018 - The Humiliation of Christ||This Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, the body and Blood of Christ. There are multiple layers to this feast, each of which reveals an ever deeper and greater mystery. This feast, when all is said and done, concerns the humiliation of the eternal S||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 13th, 2018 - Look at the Sky: Contemplating Heaven||We can imagine: not only will our intellect constantly penetrating the mysteries of God, the great heavenly feast in the book of Revelation will be brought to life- imagine perfect, heavenly food, in overflowing abundance. Will our favorite activities s||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 30, 2018 - Pruning the Vine: A Lesson in Suffering||In this fallen world, we all face incredible suffering, sometimes what seems like unbearable, deeply unjust suffering. In these moments we must remain on the vine, take up our cross with Christ and let him strengthen us, or we will inevitably isolate, g||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 22, 2018 - Generation Z: Lessons in Christian Boldness.||After 250 years of fighting relentlessly for the common good, for the idea that there is indeed goodness and truth, we have abandoned that struggle and chosen instead to just tolerate each other. Of fear of the tension that comes with diversity has cru||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 8th, 2018 - Thomas' Doubt: A Great Gift for the Church||Gregory the Great tells us, “The unbelief of Thomas was worth more to us than the faith of the others who believed.” If we make that great act of humility, humbling our sinful pride and coming before Christ, we find ourselves transformed in faith a||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 1, 2018 - Easter: The 3 Questions that Matter||When St. Francis came before the Crucifix in the San Damiano Church, he asked three questions: Who are you, Lord? Who am I? And what would you have me do? With these three questions on our minds and hearts, I would like to dig into the scriptures from||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 29th, 2018 - The Priest: Called to be Another Christ (Holy Thursday)||I realized the great leap of faith in the priesthood is this: When we are ordained, we are taken up into the priesthood of Jesus Christ, and along with that of course comes all the love of those who love Christ and the Church, yet what also must come is||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 18th, 2018 - Ready Yourself, the King Comes!||It is easy to pass over Jesus entrance into Jerusalem without looking into the detail and complexity of what is happening. If we do this, we miss the great magnitude of the event. Jesus fulfills a handful of prophecies in this single act, let's take a l||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 18, 2018 - The "You-do-You" Philosophy||The “You do you” life will never satisfy. As we move ever closer to Easter, to that great feast in which we proclaim boldly that Christ is risen, we look deep into ourselves and ask- am I living as if God is dead? Or can I truly say he is risen and||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 25th, 2018 - Are we Called to Blind Faith?||Our God is mysterious. He acts in ways that we often cannot grasp, and we see his plan as those looking through a mirror dimly. Yet we know all the same that he is never unreasonable. His plan never requires an act of blind faith. The scholastics always||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 11, 2017 - Lent: A Time to be Made Clean||Ash Wednesday sits just three days away- we need to examine ourselves. We see continually in the scriptures that physical healing is always secondary for Jesus. What is most important is our spiritual healing. So, we ask ourselves: What are my addiction||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 4, 2018 - Christianity: Not the Health and Wealth Gospel||This is not the health and wealth gospel, Jesus will not take away all our suffering and give us great riches if we turn our lives over to him. But he will give us joy in the midst of our suffering and thus make us holy witnesses to a world full of mean||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 28, 2018 - Why are we Divided? Fake News vs the Gospel||No matter where we look today, we see angry talking heads. Flip on any news channel, right or left, and there they are, stirring up passion and hate. We see whenever Jesus teaches, people are astonished. Look at the whole gospel, really dig into it, tak||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 21, 2018 -Jonah: Be a Missionary, even if you're bad at it.||John Paul II told us “the Church imposes nothing, she only proposes. What she proposes, however, is the truth, and the truth does impose itself.” So be courageous in evangelizing, and don’t worry about having the perfect answers before entering in||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 14, 2018 - The Divine Call||Sometimes I feel redundant in my preaching, just saying over and over again how important our relationship with God is- but then I look at my own life and realize how often I need to begin again in living the Christian life. Though the goal is always th||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
fr kirby is a talented, compelling, spiritual young force in the world; consider his thoughts with an open mind and you will find yourself with something to come away with each time.
A true witness & teacher
Fr. Kirby's preaching is a great gift to the Church, and is always worth a listen. A beautiful pairing of someone who loves to be in the world – fishing, hiking, biking, camping – but loves to lift people's minds toward heaven more.