Fr. Joel’s Homily for Sep 27

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord26 – Cut it Out (9:23) Ordinary Time, 26th Sunday. Jesus talks about cutting off hands, feet and eyes. Is he serious? A malfunctioning gas flap on a car shows what Jesus really means: We cannot tolerate even a little sin in our lives. Even small sins begin to choke off the life of God that we desperately need. (27 …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for Sep 20th

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord25 – Downward Mobility (6:30) Ordinary Time, 25th Sunday. Jesus predicts his passion a second time, and then catches his disciples trying to be the greatest. "Whoever wishes to be first must be the last of all and the servant of all." This is Downward Mobility, Jesus’ invitation to seek the good of others instead of satisfying our own selfish …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Sep 13

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord24 – Would you Rather…? (7:20)Ordinary Time, 24th Sunday. Would you rather: A) live of comfortable but mediocre life that does very little good for anyone, or B) live an uncomfortable life with a lot of suffering, but which does great good for the world? Jesus chose the second, and history shows us what a profound effect we can have …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for Sep 6th

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord23 – Be Opened Ordinary Time, 23rd Sunday. Jesus touches the deaf man and says "Be Opened" — and he can hear Jesus’ voice and praise God. We too are deaf to the voice of God. We need to allow Jesus to heal us so that we can hear him clearly and bring others to him. (6 Sep 2009) (The …

In the latest Health Care news…

Fr. Joel Society Today

The news recently reported that Pfizer (maker of Viagra, Zoloft, Lipitor, and other commercials) and had been fined $2.3 billion. Apparently they were promoting drugs by inviting doctors to “consultant meetings” at resort locations, paying their expenses and providing perks, including free golf and massages. (Devlin Barrett, Green Bay Press Gazette, “Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion penalty for drug …