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How Do We Share the Faith and Whose Job is It?

I write today with another installment in my series on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  This is the fifth in the series.  If you have not read the others, here are links to those articles: “The Quest for Fulfillment in the Modern World” “Has Science Eliminated the […]

Homily for Ash Wednesday

Ash WednesdayJoel 2:12-13Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14, 17 (3a)2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2Matthew 6;1-6, 16-18February 26, 2020 We are here today because a fast has been proclaimed and we have been called to gather as an assembly.  We are called to gather one and all.  Why? Because we have sinned. There have been times when we have […]

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year ALeviticus 19:1-2, 17-18Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 (8a)1 Corinthians 3:16-23Matthew 5:38-48February 23, 2020 Last week we heard Jesus say that He came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it.  He began to teach us how to fully live out the law, starting with the Commandments against […]

“Answering Those Who Say They Don’t Get Much Out of Mass”

If this is the first article you are reading on my blog, please allow to begin by saying this is the fourth article in a series on “how do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  In order my three previous articles in this series were: “The Quest for Fulfillment in the Modern […]

Answering Those Who Think Faith is Irrelevant

I began a series of blog articles last week reflecting on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Catholic?”  Our whole culture used to be based on Christian faith.  People are now turning away from Christianity.  How we do invite them back and help them have a relationship with Jesus? […]

Has Science Eliminated the Need for God?

Evangelization, meaning to help those who already believe in God develop a deeper faith and to reach out to those who have fallen away from Christianity or have never believed, is something near and dear to my heart. Thus, it is something that is often part of my daily reflections. It has been especially on […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year ASirach 15:15-20Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 (1b)1 Corinthians 2:6-10Matthew 5:17-37February 16, 2020 God had given the Ten Commandments through Moses.  Moses told them that if they followed the commandments they would live.  If they did not, they would perish.  This is not simply God punishing them for sin.  The […]

The Quest for Fulfillment in the Modern World

People look for what brings them fulfillment. The question is where do we look? In a society that is becoming more and more secularized people look for fulfillment in material things; money, property, clothing. We are told “more is better.” Material things are necessary to a point. We need a place to call home. We […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 58:7-10Psalm 112:4-5, 607, 8-9 (4a)1 Corinthians 2:1-5Matthew 5:13-16February 8, 2020 Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” Who is He speaking to?  Who is the “you”? Sometimes we hear Jesus speaking to one specific person.  For example, there are times […]

My Latest Presentation on the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

I just uploaded the video and handouts for the second presentation in my series on the Sacraments. This one is on Baptism and Confirmation. It can be found online at www.renewaloffaith.org/sacramentsinitiation1. Please note that with a lot of good questions, it is one of my longest presentations at 1 hour 42 minutes. I hope you […]