Father Kevin A. Codd
Oh Sweet Jesus…Not So Sweet!

Oh Sweet Jesus…Not So Sweet!

August 18, 2019

If our image of Jesus is founded in the sweet Jesus of Children's lullabies and Children's Bible Illustrations, then today's gospel reading from Luke hits us with a wallop! Here we have a raving Jesus talking about division and blazing fires. What's up with that? 

Let's find out...

Mary: Grace and Flesh

Mary: Grace and Flesh

August 15, 2019

The lovely story of the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth in Luke is filled with tenderness, Spirit, grace, and love. Those blessings don't exist apart from the humanity of their bearers; they are made manifest in the flesh and blood of both women. Spirit and flesh cannot be separated or divided from one another! It is no surprise, then, that Mary's share in Jesus' Resurrection is one that is for the whole Mary, both spirit and flesh. 

La Persona Generosa; La Persona Eucaristica

La Persona Generosa; La Persona Eucaristica

August 11, 2019

Con de la comunidad cátolica de Brewster, (Washington), Padre Kevin predica sobre la persona generosa, quien sea en realidad, "la persona eucharistica."

Old Greedy Guts

Old Greedy Guts

August 4, 2019

The greedy and avaricious person described in today's Gospel passage forces the question: how do we be otherwise? How do we live the generosity that Jesus so often calls us to? In find a fitting contrast to the greedy person, maybe it is best to look to the liturgy and see if the movements of the Eucharist don't reveal the fundamental character of the generous person. 

A Priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan…

A Priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan…

July 18, 2019

When a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan walk into one of Jesus' stories, you can bet that Jesus is about to blow the minds and hearts of his listeners with a revolutionary teaching on God's character and our relationship to God! 

Sisters of Providence Jubilee Homily, May 11, 2019

Sisters of Providence Jubilee Homily, May 11, 2019

May 11, 2019

Father Kevin was honored to be invited to preside and preach at the Jubilee celebration of the Sisters of Providence in Spokane. 

Three Strikes and You Are Out, Right?

Three Strikes and You Are Out, Right?

May 4, 2019

Peter's kind of knucklehead in the Gospels. He is a "three strikes and you are out" kind of guy. 

Jesus responds to his tri-fold failure by insisting on a tri-fold reassurance of his love. He then gives Peter his mission: feed-serve-feed my sheep!

Beyond Even The Stars: Book Reading (Spokane)

Beyond Even The Stars: Book Reading (Spokane)

April 26, 2019

Listen in to Father Kevin A. Codd's reading of his latest book, Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France, hosted by Rebecca Nappi. 

The event took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Center with over 125 people in attendance on April 26, 2019.

A Distressing Detail

A Distressing Detail

April 13, 2019

A brief homily following the extended proclamation of the Passion Narrative from the Gospel of Luke, (the homily begins just after the 19 minute mark). 

Take Off Your Shoes!

Take Off Your Shoes!

March 24, 2019

Moses in his early days was something of an underachiever...spending his youth tending to sheep in a hot and lonely desert. That changes when God meets him in that desert...and it all begins...and ends...with the command: "Take off your shoes!" 

Within this story are the foundational revelations of who God is for us!