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Being a Disciple of Christ

By Fr. Jeff | 06/30/2020

We call ourselves disciples of Christ but what does this really mean? Let’s start with asking what it means to call ourselves “Christian.” The term is generally applied to anyone who is baptized and/or says they believe in Christ. Yes,…

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 06/28/2020

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16aPsalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 (2a)Romans 6:3-4, 8-11Matthew 10:37-42June 28, 2020 We are Christians.  We believe in Jesus.  We need to take this seriously.  Jesus himself tells us the we must love…

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Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura

By Fr. Jeff | 06/26/2020

Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura are two Latin terms that became popular among the Protestant Reformers. “Sola Fide” means “by faith alone.” Ultimately, we cannot save ourselves. It is God who saves us through Jesus sacrificing his life for us…

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Being Civilized in the Midst of Challenges

By Fr. Jeff | 06/23/2020

We face challenges in our world today.  Of course, there has been challenges as long as there has been people making bad choices with their free will.  There has also being illnesses that challenge us but do not know why…

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St. John Fisher, an Example of Faith

By Fr. Jeff | 06/22/2020

Today, June 22nd, is the Optional Memorial of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. St. Thomas More rose to be Chancellor of England, answering directly to King Henry VIII. St. John Fisher was the Bishop of the Diocese of…

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 06/21/2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AJeremiah 20:10-13Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 (14c)Romans 5:12-15Matthew 10:26-33June 21, 2020 “Jesus said to the Twelve, “Fear no one.” Fear can be a powerful thing.  Often, we might seek the approval of those who…

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Our Catholic Understanding of Mary

By Fr. Jeff | 06/20/2020

While all Christianity honors Mary as the mother of Jesus, not all denominations hold Mary in the same regard as we Catholics do. Many Protestants misunderstand what we believe about Mary. Some of them interpret our devotion to Mary as…

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The Significance of the Altar

By Fr. Jeff | 06/19/2020

One finds a lot of different items in Catholic churches. The stained windows, paintings, statues, and other artwork are there to help remind us of important things in our faith. The two most important items found in Catholic churches are…

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How Often Should I Go?

By Fr. Jeff | 06/16/2020

Prior to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) it was common for Catholics to go to Confession at least monthly if not every other week. Some even went weekly. For some it didn’t matter if they didn’t know of any mortal…

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 06/14/2020

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year ADeuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16aPsalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12)1 Corinthians 10:16-17John 6:51-58June 14, 2020 It has been a while since we have been able to gather together physically to celebrate Mass.  We have…

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Techniques to Listen to God

By Fr. Jeff | 06/13/2020

I offer this article in response to a comment posted by Brennan to my article, “Is God Angry With Us?”.  I thank Brennan for his comment, which follows: “Well said! Like you have said in previous posts, you would think…

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Is God Angry With Us?

By Fr. Jeff | 06/13/2020

“Is God Angry With Us?” This is the question that began a comment posted on my blog. It is an important question. It is a question a lot of people may be asking. I think the best way to begin…

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Got Questions?

By Fr. Jeff | 06/12/2020

Those of you who are longtime readers of my blog know that sometimes I can go months without writing here on my blog except for posting my Sunday homily. Those long gaps are never my goal. I very much enjoy…

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Knowing Our Faith

By Fr. Jeff | 06/11/2020

How much do you know about our faith? How would you quantify how much you know? Would you base it on how many prayers you have memorized? Do you know what all Ten Commandments are? Do you know when to…

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How Do We Look at the World?

By Fr. Jeff | 06/09/2020

How do you look at world? How many people want to know what the world can do for them? They make everything they do about themselves. They are interested in what makes them look good (pride). They are interested in…

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The Most Holy Trinity, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 06/07/2020

The Most Holy Trinity, Year AExodus 34:4b-6, 8-9Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55 (52b)2 Corinthians 13:11-13John 3:16-18June 7, 2020 Our celebration of Pentecost last week brought our Easter Season to a close and we resumed Ordinary Time.  The liturgical color for…

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The Battle Against Sin

By Fr. Jeff | 06/05/2020

Earlier this week I wrote an article, “Is There Still Sin in the World?” I ended that article by referring to the battle against sin and said I would write an article about battling sin. Well, here it is. I…

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New Video – Praying With the Trinity

By Fr. Jeff | 06/04/2020

Last night I hosted a live webinar called Praying With the Trinity. Here is the description, “The Trinity is three persons yet one God. It is a mystery that may be hard for us to comprehend. How can God be…

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Is There Still Sin in the World?

By Fr. Jeff | 06/02/2020

There has been sin in the world since the beginning of time. One only has to read three chapters in the Book of Genesis before one comes to the story of the first, the original sin. Adam and Eve ate…

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