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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/30/2021

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BDeuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 (8)1 Corinthians 7:32-35Mark 1:21-28January 31, 2021 What is Jesus remembered for? “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in…

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If It’s All About Me…

By Fr. Jeff | 01/29/2021

Relativists say you can believe whatever you want as long as you don’t hurt anyone. For relativists, the truth is what you want it to be. For them, it seems, it’s all about me. We pray for them to know…

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A Reminder for Webinar Series on Catholic Pro-Life Teaching

By Fr. Jeff | 01/29/2021

If you have not already registered for the second webinar in my series, Treating Life with Dignity and Love on Catholic Pro-Life teaching, here is the information: Treating Life with Dignity and LoveMany people know the Catholic Church is against…

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“For I Know Well the Plans”

By Fr. Jeff | 01/26/2021

It is no secret that 2020 was a difficult year. A number of my blog articles in the last year reflect that. In particular, there were the articles, “2020: What a Year!” and “2020 is Over!”. Now, we try to…

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Many Voices: Who Should We Listen To?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/23/2021

Yesterday I started writing a new blog article, continuing the ongoing articles on the topic of morality. The article applies biblical tests for a prophet to our contemporary problem of hearing many different voices telling us different ways of living…

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/23/2021

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a)1 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20January 24, 2021 Now, as we proceed through Ordinary Time, we are reading from the Gospel of Mark in this Year B of our Sunday…

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Does Hell Really Exist?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/19/2021

I recently wrote an article, “Is Heaven a Crowded Place?”, regarding who gets into Heaven and how we know Satan exists. This followed articles I wrote last summer, “What Will Heaven Be Like?” and “Purgatory as a Gift That Gets…

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Building Peace

By Fr. Jeff | 01/18/2021

In our opening prayer at Mass today (Monday, January 18th, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time), we pray asking God to bestow his “peace on our times.” We live in a world with division and hatred. Today we celebrate the Martin…

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/17/2021

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a and 9a)1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20John 1:35-42January 17, 2021 Jesus asked the two disciples of John the Baptist, “What are you looking for?” Jesus asks…

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Moral, Immoral, or Amoral

By Fr. Jeff | 01/15/2021

On Tuesday I wrote an article called “Tolerance, Hate Speech, and Dialogue.” The material covered in that article spoke about the meaning of tolerance and the restrictions people want to put on our church in general, but especially on us…

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Treating Life with Dignity and Love, Part I now available

By Fr. Jeff | 01/14/2021

Last night we started our new series, Treating Life with Dignity and Love. The video and slides are now available at Registration is now open for the second part of this series where we will discuss abortion and the…

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Tolerance, Hate Speech, and Dialogue

By Fr. Jeff | 01/12/2021

“Tolerance” has become a frequently used word.  We do well to ask ourselves what does it mean to “tolerate.”  Why?  Because I think it is being used beyond its actual meaning.  It seems to me that it is being used…

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Baptism of the Lord, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/10/2021

The Baptism of the LordIsaiah 55:1-11Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 (3)1 John 5:1-9Mark 1:7-11January 10, 2021 Our Christmas season will end this evening following our celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our…

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Is Heaven a Crowded Place?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/08/2021

Is Heaven a crowded place? I ask the question with mixed feelings. I am an introvert and do not like crowded places. On the other hand, as a Christian and knowing how great a place Heaven is, I desire that…

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Three North American Saints

By Fr. Jeff | 01/05/2021

Often when we celebrate the memorials of saints it is a person who lived centuries ago and/or in Europe or Asia. This week we break this pattern with three consecutive days venerating North American saints who lived in the last…

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The Epiphany of the Lord, Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/03/2021

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 3, 2021 On Christmas we heard the angel deliver “good news of great joy” to the shepherds, “For today in the city of David a savior…

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2020 is Over!

By Fr. Jeff | 01/01/2021

Today is January 1st. That means we begin a new year. It is now 2021! That means 2020 is over! 2020 is a year we might wish we could forget but probably never will. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the…

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