True reform is needed in the Catholic Church. And that reform must start with us. It must begin in our hearts, in our homes and in our rectories and parishes. Lip service isn't acceptable. Action is required. St. Peter shows us how it is done. Let's draw a line in the sand today--and begin this reform with renewed vigor. Who will rise up in our generation? Hopefully lots of us will. We must.
The spiritual life is about desire. We have to desire holiness. We have to desire healing. We have to desire to come to Mass. Those who desire to do God's will will experience miracles. Those who just "show up" will always be skeptical...and will eventually fall away. Do you desire holiness?
To honestly say that you "love" God, you have to be follow His commandments and worship Him and Him alone. No other gods! Sadly, there are many false gods in our world--money, sports, self, success, lust (especially porn) and many others. Today's homily looks at 3 practical ways to purify your heart and give it completely to God.
My hearts bleeds for all victims of all abuse. To think that any ordained priest could abuse another is unfathonable to me. I hurt with you and for you. I am angry too. But: We are united--most especially in the Eucharist--Jesus's own Body and Blood. It is Jesus who will heal all. Never leave Him. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Amen.
The Greek words Jesus used for FLESH and EAT leave no doubt about "what" the Eucharist is. NO DOUBT!
When we ask God for big things, it shows that we believe He has the power to deliver. How many prayers would be answered if we only asked? Today's homily looks at what to ask for and how to do it. Hint: GO BIG!
God, who is love, made man and woman (in marriage) to be like Him--to live and to love like Him. God gives Himself to us totally at every Mass. He loves us completely. He holds nothing back. We are called to do the same.
Souls that die in a state of grace will be saved. Souls that die apart from God (without supernatural grace and faith) are doomed. So what about our relatives and friends who are away from the faith? What can we do to "bring them back to life?" There is something you CAN do! Christ Himself said it works...
St. Paul reminds us that we will be judged when we die. If we choose God over the world (by our words and our actions) heaven will be ours. But heaven is not a guarantee. What we do and don't do on this earth matters. But once we REALLY encounter God, the road to heaven will seem easy...