Breakthrough Program Improves Marriage

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Would you want your wife to take a little pill that: Reduces communication in your marriage Makes your wife less attracted to you Causes her to gain weight Makes her moody Makes her less interested in sex Has side effects like infertility and difficulty conceiving when you want to have a child Real men don’t let women use “The Pill” …

Lent3 – Well of Addiction | #120

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 3 – The Samaritan woman no longer needs her daily water because she has found the One who truly satisfies. The water here symbolizes all those things that we get addicted to. The woman at the well discovers that only God can truly satisfy us.

Pope Benedict on Confession

Benjamin Being Catholic

The Sacrament of Penance is a precious treasure of the Catholic Church, and a good confession teaches more about sin, personal responsibility, mercy, and forgiveness than a hundred homilies. Confession also teaches the priest, and Pope Benedict was quick to point that out in an audience recently for priests and seminarians. The Pope said, “The priestly mission represents a unique …

Lent2 – The World Transfigured | #119

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 2 – The mountain is a place where we can encounter God. The disciples see Jesus Transfigured: the glory that God has hidden in the ordinary. Can you see God’s glory in everyday life? Can you see God’s glory hidden in the cross?

The Father Ends All Fears | #118

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 1 – Jesus fasts for 40 days and is tempted by the three great human fears: 1) Fear of being Empty. 2) Fear of being Alone. 3) Fear of being Powerless. These fears are why Adam and Even fell. Will we stand with Jesus and trust the Father?

Ash Wednesday – Gifts and Ashes | #117

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ash Wednesday – Ash Wednesday is a time to repent of being un-thankful, to admit that it is all really just ashes anyway, and to think of the One who never stops thinking of us. Maybe a little ash on our foreheads will help.

Ord9 – God Made Me | #116

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 9 – God’s moral law exists because God made us and He loves us. Follow God’s law and you will be the best you can be. Have you built your life on the rock of God’s will, or on the sand of your own whims and desires?

Mary of the Month (March 2011)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

Being Christian means being united as children of the same Father in heaven; being Catholic means we are all children of the same Immaculate Mother. Italy, like nearly every other Catholic country, has a special love for Mary, and American visitors to Rome are always surprised to encounter random shrines to Our Lady. This image is in a side street …