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Jesus Is Worth More Than An Eyeball (#544, 26th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The name of Jesus is powerful to bless and heal. Whatever brings us closer to Jesus is good; whatever brings us farther away from Jesus is bad. What about your hobbies, habits, friends – do they bring away from Jesus? Jesus is worth more. (27 Sep 2015)

Four Blood Moons – This is What it Means

Fr. Joel Church meets World, God & Faith

“I am coming soon.” – Jesus There has been much buzz about four consecutive total lunar eclipses, each happing on the Jewish feast days, and the last being a “supermoon” eclipse on September 27-28. Some say that it is a sign of the end times, others that it’s just a natural phenomenon that means nothing. It is true that a …

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Prayer: God Wants You More

Fr. Joel God & Faith

“God calls man first. Man may forget his Creator or hide far from his face; he may run after idols or accuse the deity of having abandoned him; yet the living and true God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter knowns as prayer. In prayer… God’s initiative of love always comes first; our own first step is always …

The Nobody is the Greatest (#543, 25th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We are like little children: God’s love embraces us, for we are each the greatest in God’s eyes. Don’t be afraid to be a “nobody” and to welcome the “nobodies” of this world. When we build up others, we are building the Kingdom of God. (20 Sep 2015)

Unethical to use Tissue from Aborted Fetuses in Research

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Wisconsin Representative Andre Jacque has introduced a bill that would ban research using fetal tissue from abortions. He argues that this kind of research is unethical. Some have accused him of taking advantage of recent videos that show Planned Parenthood apparently selling fetal tissue from abortions. But an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette reveals that Mr. Jacque actually walked …

The Sign of True Love (#542, 24th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

It’s not enough to say “I Love You”; we must do it. Jesus loves by serving and sacrificing. So must we. He asks His friends to walk with Him down the road of suffering. We should never fear the cross for it is the sign of True Love. (13 Sep 2015)

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It’s Time to Burn Your Bible — An Answer to the Rapid Decline of Christianity in America

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

The Burning Question One day we discovered two bags of old Bibles and Lutheran hymnals abandoned in the church lobby. Someone figured the church would know what to do with a bunch of old Bibles. They were pretty worn out; I decided that I should burn them reverently. So I piled them in a little metal fire pit and put a lighter …

The Baptized Need to Be Opened (#541, 23rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Lord Jesus made the deaf to hear and the mute to speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive His word and your mouth to proclaim His faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father. Spend quality time with Jesus and let Him “open” you. (6 Sep 2015)

Same Blog, Even Better Service

Fr. Joel Free Range

It’s so shiny and new! You may have noticed the visual refresh at BrotherPriests.com. I decided to move the website to a new hosting service and I took the opportunity to try a new look. Its been quite a number of years since we changed the look of the website. This new template is responsive, meaning it adjusts itself to different …