New Video – Why Should I Go to Confession?

By Fr. Jeff | 02/23/2024

Last night I offered a new presentation, Why Should I Go to Confession?. The recording of the video and the slides are now available on my website at If you view the video in the next few days, you can complete…

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Limbo and the Baptism of Children

By Fr. Jeff | 07/11/2023

Recently I wrote an article, “When to Call the Priest,” to help people understand the change of understanding from Extreme Unction/Last Rites to the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Today I would like to offer some thoughts on…

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When to Call the Priest

By Fr. Jeff | 06/27/2023

Jesus Christ instituted seven Sacraments as channels of God offering his grace to us (see my series, Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace for our Catholic understanding of the Sacraments). These are divided into three categories, initiation, healing, and service. There…

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Maybe You Heard (or Maybe Not)

By Fr. Jeff | 03/21/2023

You may have heard there are changes coming to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The changes will be mandatory as of Divine Mercy Sunday, which falls on April 16th this year (2023). (The changes were optional as of Ash Wednesday this…

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New Video Completing Series on the Eucharist

By Fr. Jeff | 03/10/2023

Last night I completed my series of presentations, The Eucharist: The Greatest Gift with Part III. You can see Part III at You can see the entire series at For the next few days you can complete at…

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Video of Part II in Series “The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist”

By Fr. Jeff | 02/10/2023

Last night, I continued my series, The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist“, with Part II. I just uploaded the video recording of the webinar and the slides to my website at . If you view the video in the next few days, you…

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Video – Part I of New Series “The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist”

By Fr. Jeff | 01/13/2023

I began my new series, The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist“, yesterday with Part I. I just uploaded the video recording of the webinar and the slides to my website at . If you view the video in the next…

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St. Francis De Sales on Marriage and Widows

By Fr. Jeff | 01/10/2023

This is the ninth article in my series based on my reading of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis De Sales. Written 400 years ago, it is available in various translations. I am reading the 2015 version published by…

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New Series of Presentations on the Eucharist!

By Fr. Jeff | 12/10/2022

Here is the “announcement” of my next series of presentations! The Greatest Gift:  The Eucharist A New Series of Presentations by Fr. Jeff The Eucharist we receive is the Body and Blood of Jesus.  It is the Sacrifice of Jesus…

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Purification in the Devout Life

By Fr. Jeff | 11/22/2022

Last week I began a series of articles inspired by my present reading of St. Francis De Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life. The first article was “What Does It Mean to be Devout?”. I ended that article with a…

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Video – “Finding Peace and Healing in a Troubled World, Part I”

By Fr. Jeff | 03/11/2022

I started my new series of presentations, Finding Peace and Healing in a Troubled World, last night with Part I. You can find the video recording and slides on my website at If you watch the video, for the…

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The Baptism of the Lord

By Fr. Jeff | 01/09/2022

With this Sunday’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord our Christmas season ends. Christmas is a time of great hope. We hear the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth, we see Jesus laying in the manger, and our hearts are…

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Marriage and Divorce

By Fr. Jeff | 10/03/2021

In the gospel for today (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B), the Pharisees asked Jesus a question. They asked this question to test him. They were looking for a way to prove He was not the Messiah. While their…

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Reflecting on the Act of Contrition

By Fr. Jeff | 04/22/2021

After we confessing our sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receiving a penance, we say an Act of Contrition. This expresses our sorrow for our sins. We say the Act of Contrition as part of the ritual of the…

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Living the Priesthood (2021)

By Fr. Jeff | 02/05/2021

Among the numerous pages on my website, you can find one on “Vocations.” There you will find information about “vocation” in general and how everyone is called to live as priest, prophet, and king from their baptism. You will also…

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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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On Non-Catholics Receiving Communion

By Fr. Jeff | 10/30/2020

In the third video presentation in my series, Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace, on the Eucharist, I addressed the question of “Who Can Receive the Eucharist” in slides 36-38. I began with the general question speaking about the need to…

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 10/18/2020

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 45:1, 4-6Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10 (7b)1 Thessalonians 1:1-5bMatthew 22:15-21October 18, 2020 We gather on this 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Today is also October 18th.  This is the feast of St.…

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Keeping Our Baptismal Promises

By Fr. Jeff | 09/03/2020

At Baptism, we are asked six questions as our “baptismal promises.” (When we are baptized as infants, our parents answer for us.) At Confirmation we renew our baptismal promises ourselves. Each year at Easter time, we renew them. We respond,…

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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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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 Final Video in My Series on the Sacraments

By Fr. Jeff | 05/07/2020

Last night was the final presentation in my series, Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace, We covered the Sacraments of Service, Marriage and Holy Orders. We are still under the Coronavirus shutdown so there was no in-person presentation. Instead, we did…

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Is Society Losing Its Appreciation of Ritual?

By Fr. Jeff | 04/17/2020

In late February through early March, I wrote a series of blog articles on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”. (Here’s a link to the final article in the series that in turn…

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Presentation on the Sacraments of Healing

By Fr. Jeff | 03/20/2020

I was scheduled to do the next presentation in my series on the Sacraments on March 25th. Like so many other things, because of the Coronavirus, that in-person has been cancelled. Because of the uncertainty of how long it will…

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A New Video Presentation on the Eucharist

By Fr. Jeff | 03/06/2020

I just uploaded the video of my latest presentation in my series on the Sacraments. This video is almost two hours because the Eucharist is so important. Peace, Fr. Jeff P.S. Please pray that in future presentations, I always go…

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