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MONDAY HOMILY: Keeping Holy the Sabbath Day

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For the Christian, Sunday replaces the sabbath as the preeminent day of the week, in honor of Christ's resurrection.  According to St. ... continue reading

FRIDAY HOMILY: Let Christ Pour New Wine Into Your Heart and Soul

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Give yourself to God. Be not afraid to let the Holy Spirit re-create you into a new wineskin. Fear not the new wine! Jesus Christ thirsts ... continue reading

Learning to Trust and Live God's Mercy Watch

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Jesus entered Peter's house and healed his mother in law. She was bedridden with a fever. Mercy always responds to suffering. At the end of ... continue reading

THURSDAY HOMILY: Put Out Into the Deep and Lower Your Nets for a Catch Watch

Image of The beautiful, fresh, spirit filled message of Pope Francis continues the trajectory of his predecessors with vigor and sounds the call afresh, Put out into the deep and lower your nets for a catch! His humility, joy, simplicity and warmth is just what is needed to inspire this new missionary age. Just when her opponents are ready to count the Catholic Church out, the sleeping giant is rising.Lower those nets!

Pope Francis continues to call us to Put Out Into the Deep and Lower our Nets for a Catch. He reminds us that the heart of ... continue reading

The Mysteries of Light of the Holy Rosary: First and Second Mystery Watch

Image of In 2002, Blessed John Paul II released an apostolic letter on the Rosary of the Virgin Mary (RVM) in which he referred to the Rosary as a compendium of the Gospel. He also proposed that the practice of praying the rosary would be enhanced by additional mysteries of light for reflection

The Mysteries of Light or Luminous Mysteries are now placed between the Joyful and sorrowful mysteries in our recitation of the Rosary on a ... continue reading

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Jesus Exorcises Demons, Heals Wounds, Instructs How to Pray, and Sends Us Watch

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Be encouraged, enthused, enlivened, and animated by God's choice in sending YOU.  He has chosen YOU.  He loves YOU.  Allow ... continue reading

TUESDAY HOMILY: Acting with Urgency to the Lord's Authoritative Word

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During this Year of Faith, it's key for us to grasp that if even demons recognize the authority of Jesus' words and involuntarily obey ... continue reading

Humility, Choosing to Take the Lowest Place Watch

Image of True humility is rare in this age of narcissism and self idolatry. When we encounter it in a leader it moves us deeply. That is partly because we are used to experiencing its opposite in some who hold worldly power. But it is also because authentic humility reveals the God who emptied Himself for you and me.  Jesus took the lowest place.

When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you ... continue reading

MONDAY HOMILY: Jesus and the Synagogue

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Jesus' participation in the synagogue and Temple rites served to emphasize the importance of divine worship and the absolute necessity of ... continue reading

FRIDAY HOMILY: Give Me Oil In My Lamp

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In our gospel today Jesus is talking about spiritual preparation and conditioning. The parable gives us some strong direction that needs to ... continue reading

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