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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

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 him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16 is one of the […]

If It’s All About Me…

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 God’s Truth. “Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain […]

A Reminder for Webinar Series on Catholic Pro-Life Teaching

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 abortion, assisted-suicide, and the death penalty.  However, not as many people know why.  In part […]

“For I Know Well the Plans”

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 look forward and develop a plan. With vaccines for the Coronavirus now being distributed, we […]

Many Voices: Who Should We Listen To?

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 that are not all moral. I thought it would be a medium length article. However, […]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

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 lectionary cycle.  Today’s reading begins with verse 14 of the first chapter. The first eight […]

Does Hell Really Exist?

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 Us in Shape for Heaven.” Purgatory and Heaven do exist. That leaves us with the […]

Building Peace

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 Luther King, Jr. Holiday. He was a civil rights activist assassinated in 1968. In the […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

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 us the same question today, “What are you looking for?” What do you come looking […]

Moral, Immoral, or Amoral

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 sharing our Catholic moral teaching. Continuing the articles I have written in recent months on […]