October 20, 2021
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Fr Joseph Esper

REVEREND JOSEPH M. ESPER is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit and pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Anchorville, Michigan. He received his Master of Divinity degree from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. Through the years, Father Joe has lectured at Marian conferences, appeared on EWTN, spoken on Catholic radio, and written more than a dozen articles for This Rock, The Priest, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and other publications. He is also the author of numerous books, including Saintly Solutions, More Saintly Solutions, After the Darkness, Lessons from the Lives of the Saints, and Why Is God Punishing Me? In addition to Amazon, many of his most recent books are available through Queenship Publishing.

Truly Great in His Eyes

A minister serving as pastor for a small Protestant congregation was visited one afternoon by two missionaries from the local Evangelical church. The visitors boasted about how their religion was based on the promises of Jesus that His followers...

Building a Life

An experiment was once held in which four small groups of people were asked to build the tallest possible structure of pieces of uncooked spaghetti, using only cellophane tape to hold everything together—and most of the groups were certain they’d...

Spiritual Warfare is a Reality

Spiritual warfare is a reality. As Pope Francis has insisted on many occasions, the devil exists and is constantly waging war against us—a teaching the Holy Father takes directly from Scripture and the wisdom of the Tradition of the Church. Those...

Growing in God’s Love

A young woman preparing to bake a ham sliced off the ends before putting it into the cooking pan.  Her little daughter was watching her, and asked, “Mommy, why did you do that?” The woman answered, “Because that’s the way my mother always did it...

Our Altar Call

A wise old priest was visited by a worried man, who said, “Father, I raised my children Catholic, but my oldest son left the Church after being influenced by some of his Fundamentalist and Evangelical friends. They filled his head with all sorts of...

Walking with Mary

Most Americans have heard of Lewis and Clark, the two explorers whose famous expedition at the beginning of the 19th century successfully reached the Pacific Ocean and opened up vast new territories to the United States. Few, however, realize that...

Only Jesus Gives True Life

People have always dreamed about having unending life and never having to die. Most of us, for instance, have heard of Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer who died 500 years ago. Hearing rumors of a magical “fountain of youth,” he outfitted a ship and...

Our Spiritual Hunger

The city of Riga is the capital of the small country of Latvia, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in northeastern Europe. Following World War II Latvia was occupied by the Russians, and forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union until finally...