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Easter – Reconciliation

During this week of our Easter journey,  I want to challenge you to make an act of great courage and love by going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. St. John Paul II said that “confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a […]

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The Basics of Christian Proclamation

Our readings for this third Sunday of Easter provide lessons in fundamental Christianity and a kind of master class in preaching. And notice the tension they stress between sin and grace. To get this tension wrong, to emphasize unduly one side or the other, produces mischief in religion.

How is Your Prayer Life?

As we continue to journey closer to Jesus this Easter, let’s take a minute today to take stock of our prayer life. How is your prayer life?How do you pray? Are you growing in prayer? Saint John Vianney reminds us, “My little children, your hearts are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of […]

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The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

I went to see “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you!

Divine Mercy

On this Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, we remember the dedication of this day by Saint John Paul II in honor of St. Faustina’s vision of Christ, in which the Lord’s heart radiated forth with divine mercy for the world. But what does mercy mean? It designates the suffering of the heart, a type of compassion, a deep, loving identification with people in their suffering. It is the characteristic of God, for God is love. Nothing in the world would exist if it were not, at every moment, loved into being by God—a great act of tender mercy. How is this love made manifest in us? Precisely through following God’s commands and through forgiveness.

The Easter Message

I turned around and realized something wasn’t quite right. I had never seen the elderly woman who was in the in the middle seat of the van before. It was at this moment I realized I had gotten into the wrong van. It was time to say hello, goodbye, and make a quick escape. Happy […]

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Ascension “The End and the Beginning”

SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 16:19-20, “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” REFLECT […]

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Ascension “The End and the Beginning”

SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 16:19-20, “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” REFLECT […]

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Great Commission

SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 16:14-18. Here is an excerpt “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” REFLECT – Each of us is sent out by the love of God to share […]

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Great Commission

SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 16:14-18. Here is an excerpt “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” REFLECT – Each of us is sent out by the love of God to share […]

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