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We are in the midst of a biological revolution that may transform humans as we ...read more If, biblically speaking, grace is a gift from our Heavenly Father that is gratu...read more What do you think about our first reading from the Prophet Isaiah (11:1-10)? We...read more

The Best of Two Worlds

One of my favorite books is Between Heaven and Mirth, written by Father James Martin, S. J. Though he seems to have strayed from the strait and narrow path of Orthodoxy in the last few years, Heaven addresses something that has been sorely lacking in my perce...

Our Incentive is Joy

Relax.  The orders from Jesus in the Gospel of Luke (6:27-38) are a string of exaggerations designed to shock us. He doesn’t really intend for us to take them literally. We need only be nice and considerate, and civil with most people and everything wil...

Where is Joy?

Once there was a little boy in church attending Mass with his mother. He was in a happy mood, and he...

The Way to Complete Joy

Let me start with a confession: as I prepared this homily, I realized that all three readings for th...

The Joy of Being “Eucharistic People”

“I am God’s wheat and shall be ground by their teeth so that I may become Christ’s pur...

Promises, Promises

Each day, we make promises. For those of us who are married, we made promises to our spouses on the...

How Do You Define Joy?

I know a man named Ralph, (not his real name). As a young man, Ralph met a beautiful woman who he fe...

The Secret to Lasting Inner Joy

If we were to give a title to today’s liturgy it would be: the role of God’s Word in our life. ...

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