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 …

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 …

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 …

Same Blog, Even Better Service

Fr. Joel Free Range

It’s so shiny and new! You may have noticed the visual refresh at 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 …