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2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

Second Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (9)Romans 8:31b-34Mark 9:2-10February 28, 2021 “God put Abraham to the test,” and it was no easy test! Abraham had waited for many years to have a son.  When Isaac was finally born, Abraham loved him deeply and recognized him as a […]

“The People of the Lie”

On Tuesday, I posted an article, “Does Evil Exist?” based on my thoughts from reading Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness by Fr. Dwight Longenecker (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press. 2020).  As I ended that article I referenced Fr. Longenecker’s discussion of how Satan distorts our desires (30-31) such that we make ourselves the center […]

Does Evil Exist?

Does “evil” exist? There should be no question that bad things happen. One does not need to watch the news for long to hear` of violence and wars. There is theft and division. Yet, if one listens to the relativists who say there is universal truth, how can be there be evil if there is […]

First Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (10)1 Peter 3:18-22Mark 1:12-15February 21, 2021 In the beginning God created Adam and Eve.  They lived in the Garden of Eden until the first sin. Satan came and tempted them.  They gave into temptation and ate the forbidden fruit.  Hence, the first sin, the original […]

Two Images

When I pray, there are two images I like to use. They are images of the same thing. The first image is: and the second image is: One might look at these images and say, “Father, they are not images of the same thing. One is a Crucifix and the other is the Eucharist. They […]

New Website Article “Allowing Ourselves to Grieve”

I just added a new article on grieving, “Allowing Ourselves to Grieve” to my website at http://nebula.wsimg.com/22738ff69d3fc9af70ad3467a683114e?AccessKeyId=F465FCE598BCE1CD661B&disposition=0&alloworigin=1. It discusses “grieving” and “mourning” as it relates to the death of a loved one. However, much of what it says about grieving can apply to any significant loss. I pray it is helpful to anyone dealing with […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BLeviticus 13:1-2, 44-46Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 (7)1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1Mark 1:40-45February 14, 2021 The “leper came to Jesus.”  The very fact that the leper came to Jesus would be amazing to the people around Jesus.  Even more amazing would be that Jesus touched him. Why?  Because it broke the Levitical […]

What Are You Doing for Lent?

When we began the new liturgical year with the 1st Sunday of Advent on November 29, 2020, I spoke in my homily about new years’ resolutions. Then, what I said was in the context of our readiness for the Second Coming. We should ask ourselves what do we need to change in our lives. In […]

Video Recording of “Treating Life with Dignity and Love: Part II”

Hello, Last night I offered the second webinar in my series, Treating Life with Dignity and Love. In this webinar, we built upon what I said in part I to discuss Catholic teaching about abortion and the death penalty. Part II is now available on my website at www.renewaloffaith.org/prolife2. You can register now for Part […]

The Question of Progress and Families

Our society is becoming more individualistic. As Hahn and McGinley quote in their book, It is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion, “Liberalism puts the rights and liberties of the individual at the center of the constellation of political values, displacing communal duties and pursuit of the common good. […]