Guaranteed Path to Holiness

July 16, 2017

If you are tired of being lukewarm...If you are sick of being bored at mass..If you have been struggling with a sin for decades and don't think you can defeat it...OR...If you are living a faith-filled life but don't know what the next step looks like -- there IS something you can do about it! In today's homily I explain what the somtheing is. 

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My yoke is easy, and my burden light

July 9, 2017

Chiara Petrillo (whose picture is shown to the left) shows us what Jesus meant when he said "my yoke is easy, and my burden light." Despite losing 2 babies and then losing her own life to cancer...she radiated joy and peace. Want to know what her secret was? It isn't a secret at all...it is something we can all do. 

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If you love me–”follow BEHIND me”

July 2, 2017

Jesus told His disciples, "if you love me, follow behind me." This Semitic phrase "follow behind me" implies far more than imitating Jesus or simply doing what he does. It implies entering into his divine life and becoming ONE with Him. Understand this phrase and you will understand what it truly means to be His disicple.

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The Eucharist: Real or Symbolic? Look at the evidence…

June 18, 2017

“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” When Jesus uttered these words, He was speaking literally. Dead serious. All of sacred Scripture points to the reality of the Eucharist...and so does the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

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Marriage as an Icon of the Most Holy Trinity

June 11, 2017

Sacramental marriage between 1 man and 1 woman is under attack in our world becasue it resembles the Most Holy Trinity. Satan hates it--and desires it to be destroyed. Now more than ever, we need holy husbands and wives who will serve as living icons of God on this earth. As marriage goes, so will our country go. This is THE issue of our day. 

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Pentecost Sunday: Changed and Empowered for Mission

June 4, 2017

Whoever or whatever the Holy Spirit touches is forever changed and empowered. If you are lukewarm...if you struggle with a certain sin that you can't seem to beat...if you desire to be holy but don't know where to start: pray to the Holy Spirit. When He enters into your heart and soul, everything changes. "Holy Spirit, sweet guest of my soul, abide in me and grant that I may ever abide in Thee. Amen."

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Depression, Suicide, the Ascension and Hope!

May 28, 2017

On August 12, 1999 my brother tragically took his own life. He was 19. I was 20. This was a brutal time...a time where one could easily ask God, "Why have you abandoned me?" 18 years later, I know that God has not abandoned me. Nor did He abandon my brother. In fact, becuase of the Ascension God has united Himself to all of us in a real and mystical way...so that we are never without Him. God was there when my brother died. He is there for all of us. And through the Ascension He unites us (in His Body) to all of our loved  ones--on earth, in Purgatory and in Heaven. This ought to bring us tremendous peace, hope and joy!

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The Key to True and Lasting Peace: in your heart, your family and in the world

May 14, 2017

On May 13, 1917 the Blessed Virgin appeared to 3 small shepherd children--Lucia (10), Francisco (9) and Jacinta (7). She explained to them that if enough people repented of their sins and prayed the rosary daily there would be peace in the world. Her message largely went unheeded. The good news is: it is still a valid message. If people do those 2 things, we will bring peace to a world that needs peace. Oh...and if that  isn't enough incentive, yesterday, little Francisco and Jacinta were canonized saints. This message not only leads to peace on earth but to eternal life. Will you follow?

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4th Sunday in Easter–God Calls You By Name

May 7, 2017

Jesus Christ calls everyone by name to follow Him. He desires our happiness. And by responding to His voice we will be happy--in this life, yes, but more importantly in heaven for all eternity. On this World Day of Prayers for Vocations, we need to pray that our young people will hear God's voice and have the courage to say "Yes Lord, I will follow you." Amen.

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3rd Sunday in Easter: The Road to Emmaus

April 30, 2017

The disciples on the road to Emmaus allowed Jesus to break open the Word and explain sacred scripture to them. Once they understood, they were filled with Divine Wisdom and their hearts were set on fire. If we wish to be disciples of Christ, we too must listen to and accept the Word of God. This requires humility...

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