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THURSDAY HOMILY: Passion of St.John the Baptist Calls Us to Freedom and Courage Watch

Image of John the Baptizer was a man of joy precisely because he was a man of humility! The two are connected. He was a man who understood that life wasn't all about him. He emptied himself willingly and was thus able to reveal Jesus to others. He was the

The last prophet of the Old Testament, the forerunner of the Messiah, was killed by a corrupted King who gave in to lust, pride and ... continue reading

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Set on Fire Like Saint Augustine Watch

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Ever try teaching chastity to a teen, correcting a person who is hurting many, or consoling a person who is suffering in the wake of ... continue reading

Tuesday Homily: Giving Ourselves, Together With the Gospel

Image of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine.

It was because of Monica's ceaseless prayers and tears that not only did her son "not perish" but became the great Saint Augustine. But it ... continue reading

MONDAY HOMILY: Blessings and Woes

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Jesus gives great importance to the virtue of sincerity.  To be sincere is to live in the truth, and the source of all truth is ... continue reading

A Reflection on Moral Theology: What Are We Choosing and Who Are We becoming? Watch

Image of We have embraced a false notion of choice as having a right to be the master over some self created terrain where we exercise power over others. When we violate the Law of God, the Natural Law, we hide in the twilight.

What we choose determines who we will become. Choosing what is good changes the chooser, empowering him or her to proceed along the ... continue reading

Comfortable in our Catholic Skin: Reject Triumphalism, Embrace the Call to Christian Unity Watch

Image of Divisions among us, but also divisions among the communities: evangelical Christians, orthodox Christians, Catholic Christians, but why divided? We must try to bring about unity. Let me tell you something, today, before leaving home, I spent 40 minutes more or less, half an hour, with an evangelical pastor. And we prayed together, seeking unity.But we Catholics must pray with each other and other Christians. Pray that the Lord gift us unity!
(Pope Francis)

Triumphalism is not the way toward Christian unity. It is not being comfortable in our Catholic skin. We need to reject it. One of the most ... continue reading

SUNDAY HOMILY: The Happy Priest - Passion for Heaven

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The same Jesus that Pier Giorgio Frassati loved with so much passion is calling you to live that same authentic Christian life that he ... continue reading

FRIDAY HOMILY: Fr. Randy Sly on Love and the Greatest Law Watch

Image of Love God and our Neighbor.

The rendering of God's law issues from a heart of love. The purpose of the Ten Commandments was to help build up our love for the Father, ... continue reading

We Are Called Into the Vineyard of the Lord

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This parable tells us today we all have a calling, a vocation, and a mission. No matter what time of the day we experience the invitation, ... continue reading

TUESDAY HOMILY: The Width of the Door of Faith Watch

Image of St. Bernard, the great twelfth century doctor of the Church whose feast day we celebrate today, is another example of someone who gave up so much to pass through the door of faith and gained so much more.

The disciples, few of which would have been wealthy by material standards, nevertheless took Jesus' words personally, asking, "Then who can ... continue reading

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