May 15, 2022
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Deacon Steve Greco

REVEREND MR. STEVE GRECO is a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Orange, California. He serves at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Irvine and the founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry (www.spiritfilledhearts.org) , which engages in evangelization and the promotion of spirituality, and supports Catholic missionary efforts in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Forgiveness Through Inner Healing- Part 2

It is important that we build spiritual muscle. One of the critical areas for us is the sacraments. We can’t have the forgiveness we need within our minds unless we are healed through the sacraments. This is especially true for the Sacrament of...

Forgiveness Through Inner Healing

We are emotional beings. No matter how much we try to bury them, our emotions find a way of surfacing. We need healing in order to not have animosity and a lack of forgiveness in our lives. What is healing? It is the process of...

But For Whom Should We Pray?

Continuing my series of articles on prayer, I’d like to address the question “But for whom should we pray?” The simple answer is for almost everyone. But there is a hierarchy of prayer. We must start by praying for ourselves and...

Two Kinds of Prayer

If we were to divide prayer into its two simplest forms, there are two kinds of prayer, vocal prayer and mental prayer. Vocal prayer is spoken prayer using set words; walk into a Catholic church during Mass or devotions and you’ll hear vocal prayer...

What is Prayer?

If we asked 50 Catholics for their definition of prayer, would we get 50 different answers? I think it might be close. In order for us to be on the same page, it is important to turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church for a specific definition...

Priest, Prophet, and King

Our invitation to accept the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the life of the Church begins the moment we are baptized, when we are anointed with sacred chrism on the crown of our heads. In that anointing, we are appointed priest, prophet and king. We...

The Power of Living a Sacramental Life

I am totally convinced we need, as Catholics, to understand the power, importance and critical nature of living a sacramental life. The Roman Catholic Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that the sacraments are “An...

Five Keys to Miracles

Who does not want miracles in their lives? Who does not want to know God’s love, power, and grace? Why do some people seem to experience nonstop miracles in their lives and many others never see or experience miraculous events? There are five keys...