Family Healing

Benjamin The Loving Life

This Sunday the Church celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. This little family fulfilled perfectly what God intended a family to be from the very beginning, a community on earth that was completely filled with God’s love. I strongly believe that, of all the things that families do, sharing love is the most important. Our own families are less …

God’s Perfect Gift – Christmas Letter 2010

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Be not afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Christmas is such a magical time. I remember when I was a child making long lists of desired gifts and dreaming of …

The secret of Christmas joy

Benjamin Free Range

The Christmas season is, for me, one of the happiest times of the year, when the weight of daily life seems to lift. I realize, though, that not everyone experiences Christmas this way. One year, with Christmas approaching, I took a stroll through the mall dressed in my clerical clothes, to ask random strangers what the true meaning of Christmas …

Adv4 – Space for God | #104

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent 4 – If you have been praying this Advent, you have probably noticed that your life is getting better… and you have a long way to go! Ahaz and Joseph and the Inn in Bethelem all made room for God. Make space for God and he will do the rest.

Adv3 – The True Gift of Christmas | #103

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent, 3rd Sunday (A) The Best Present is His Presence What do you want for Christmas? It’s such a common question this time of year. We spend hours thinking, planning, and shopping for the perfect gifts for those we love. I am always entertained (and a little shocked) so see what TV thinks is a good Christmas gift. Seriously, who …

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Benjamin Being Catholic

Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, made history on December 8th, 2010. He became the first bishop in the United States to formally approve an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1859, Our Lady had appeared three times to a young Belgian farm girl at a spot north east of Green Bay. The third time, …