Fr. James’s Homilies
Urgency and Conviction–The Faith ISN’T Boring!

Urgency and Conviction–The Faith ISN’T Boring!

February 10, 2019

Once you KNOW Christ and His message...

Once you know that no one is saved except through Him...

How can you not have a sense of urgency and conviction about spreading the Gospel message?

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Reverence at Mass

Reverence at Mass

January 27, 2019

One of the great modern heresies is that you come to Mass to be entertained. No! You come to the Mass to worship. The Mass is, in its essence, a sacrifice. It demands a reverence on our part that is other-worldly. Worship is a response to God's work in our lives. We go to Mass not be "get something out of it," but to give ourselves totally to God.

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This Leads to Miracles, Faith and an End to Anxiety

This Leads to Miracles, Faith and an End to Anxiety

January 20, 2019

Surrendering to God is the key to experiencing miracles in your own life. It is also what allows for an increase of faith in your soul. And it is the remedy for anxiety. Not sure how to surrender, pray this novena! Click here:

https://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/novenas/p03530.htm

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“With You, I am Well Pleased.”

“With You, I am Well Pleased.”

January 13, 2019

Many people accept (intellectually) that God loves them. But a lot of good, holy people struggle to accept that God could actually look upon them and say, "with you, I am well pleased." Yet this is one reason Jesus was baptized...to show us how God actually looks at us from heaven.

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Adoration at the Basilica

Adoration at the Basilica

January 6, 2019

The Magi show us the 2-fold blue-print for the spiritual life. First, they sough Truth with humility and without an agenda. Second, they adored Truth Incarnate (Christ) with profound reverence. As a result of their adoration, they were changed--for the better. It is through Adoration that we, too, will be changed for the better. This is also how Baltimore will change for the better...

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OUR Mother

OUR Mother

January 1, 2019

No one is alone in this world. Because of Christ's declaration from the wood of the Cross, Mary is ours. She is our mother. We always have an advocate in her. We are never alone. Never.

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Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed and Jesus? All are NOT equal.

Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed and Jesus? All are NOT equal.

December 24, 2018

What separates Jesus Christ from Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed and every other world religious leader? Jesus is the only one who declared himself to be God. He is the only person in human history whose birth was foretold--so we all would believe...follow Him and be saved. This is what Christmas is really about!

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Why So Few Americans Have JOY (and how that can all change!)

Why So Few Americans Have JOY (and how that can all change!)

December 16, 2018

If you experience sadness in life, there is a remedy. Answer one question honestly, and your soul will be flooded with joy--the kind that never goes away!

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What Leads to Authentic Joy and Consolation

What Leads to Authentic Joy and Consolation

December 10, 2018

Today's readings explain what leads to authentic joy and consolation in the soul. This is something every man, woman and child desires. But the cause of true joy and consolation isn't obvious to our world...

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Mary’s Immaculate Conception and Why Satan Hates Her

Mary’s Immaculate Conception and Why Satan Hates Her

December 8, 2018

Where does the Immaculate Conception appear in Sacred Scripture? Did the early Church Fathers actually believe that Mary was conceived without sin? Or is this all "imposed on us by the 'men' of the Church?" My homily addresses these questions and more...

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