Fr. James’s Homilies
Overcoming Wrath or Sinful Anger

Overcoming Wrath or Sinful Anger

March 29, 2020

Do you commit any of these sins: physical assault, violence, thoughts of revenge, indignation, contention, animosity, antagonism, fury, impatience, rage, quarreling, temper, cursing, insults and blasphemy against God. 

The root is Anger or Wrath. Here is how to defeat this deadly sin once and for all!

How to Defeat Vainglory–The Sin of Our Times

How to Defeat Vainglory–The Sin of Our Times

March 21, 2020

If you struggle with sins like: BOASTING, OBSTINACY, DISCORD, CONTENTIOUSNESS, QUARRELING, or DISOBEDIENCE — you suffer from the capital vice of VAINGLORY…which I will focus on in today’s homily. There is a remedy...but it hurts!

May everything we do be for God's glory and not our own.

 

 

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: Avarice (Greed) by Fr. James Boric

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: Avarice (Greed) by Fr. James Boric

March 15, 2020

Avarice is an “immoderate love of possessing.” It is the feeling that we can never have enough stuff…or money. If you are a workaholic...if you constantly think about acquiring more (even when you have enough)...if you are slow to offer mercy...you may suffer from Avarice. There are 3 remedies to rid this deadly sin from your life!

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Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: Envy (Deacon Bob Shephard)

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: Envy (Deacon Bob Shephard)

March 15, 2020

Envy is spiritual sadness at the fortune of another. It cripples the spiritual life. But there are several ways to overcome it. In this homily, Deacon Bob Shephard explains exactly how to erase envy from your soul...forever.

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: 4 Ways to Defeat the Deadly Sin of Sloth (Fr. James)

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins: 4 Ways to Defeat the Deadly Sin of Sloth (Fr. James)

March 1, 2020

Do you experience an apathy to all things holy? Do you doubt God's mercy? Do you struggle with feeling of malice or sadness all the time? When your mind wanders, do you find yourself dwelling on unholy things? The root cause could well be the deadly sin of SLOTH. There are 4 main ways to defeat this deadly sin and start enjoying progress in the spiritual life.

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Anger, Lust, Divorce and the Remedy for them All!

Anger, Lust, Divorce and the Remedy for them All!

February 16, 2020

Jesus came to show us how to love. Simply refraining from murder, adultery and divorce isn't all it takes to love. Love demands the whole heart. It demands a total and complete YES--to God and one another. This is the love we need to get to heaven. This is the love that will change our world.

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Hungry and Naked

Hungry and Naked

February 9, 2020

Mother Teresa defined the hungry as those who are unwanted, unloved and rejected. She defined the naked as those who have lost their human dignity, those who have lost their purity, those who are wrapped up with immorality. By those standards, Baltimore is very hungry and naked. But there is a solution...and it is proven to work in the most dangerous town in Mexico.

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Jesus: King, Priest and Sign of Contradiction

Jesus: King, Priest and Sign of Contradiction

February 2, 2020

Why was Mary purified? Why was Jesus consecrated in the Temple? What does it mean when Simeon said Jesus was a sign that would be contradicted? These questions are answered in today's homily on the Feast of the Presentation.

The Only Way to Dispel the Darkness of Baltimore (and the World)

The Only Way to Dispel the Darkness of Baltimore (and the World)

January 26, 2020

How do you counteract the 348 murders in Baltimore? How to you dispel the darkness of drugs and abortion and gangs? There is only one way. And it has nothing to do with public policy or social programs. It has to do with making Christ radically present through Eucharistic Adoration.

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Babies Should Be Baptized RIGHT AWAY!

Babies Should Be Baptized RIGHT AWAY!

January 12, 2020

Why was Jesus baptized? Why should a baby be baptized within days--not months or years? How do you answer the people who foolishly say, "Well, I want wait to have my child baptized until they are old enough to choose for themselves"? All of that and more in today's homily.