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Biology Makes Me Pro-Life

By Fr. Jeff | 01/31/2020

The gospel reading for today (January 31, 2020, Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time) points to why I think biology points us to the fact that life begins at conception and is to be cherished. In this gospel…

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/26/2020

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 8:23 – 9:3Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 (1a)1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17Matthew 4:12-23January 26, 2020 As John is arrested, Jesus begins his public ministry.  Hearing of John’s arrest, Jesus “withdrew to Galilee” but we should…

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

By Fr. Jeff | 01/22/2020

As today’s gospel begins, Jesus enters the synagogue on the Sabbath. “There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath.” They did not like Jesus…

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Some Thoughts on Atheism

By Fr. Jeff | 01/19/2020

I just finished reading a book called Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There is No God by Anthony DeStefano (Nelson Books, Nashville. 2018). Before I highlight a couple of ideas from the book, I…

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/19/2020

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 49:3, 5-6Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a, 9a)1 Corinthians 1:1-3John 1:29-34January 19, 2020 To prepare us for Christmas as the First Coming of the Lord, we first celebrated the season of Advent.…

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Baptism of the Lord – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/12/2020

Baptism of the LordIsaiah 42:1-4, 6-7Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 (11b)Acts 10:34-38Matthew 3:13-17January 12, 2020 Christmas day was 18 days ago.  We began our Christmas season with the story of the birth of our savior “who is Christ and Lord.” …

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New Presentation Series – Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace

By Fr. Jeff | 01/10/2020

On Wednesday I started a new series of presentations on the Sacraments. It’s a five part series. Here is a link to the first presentation (a general introduction). Peace, Fr. Jeff

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The Epiphany of the Lord – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/05/2020

The Epiphany of the LordIsaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11)Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12January 5, 2020 At Christmas we heard that the shepherds were the first to hear the “good news of great joy” that “a savior has been born…who…

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The Application of Just War Theory

By Fr. Jeff | 01/03/2020

I just watched the national news talking about the killing of an Iranian general. Our government says he is responsible for terrorism and was currently planning attacks against American citizens. I do not want to make any judgment on the…

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