There are so many different religions in the world, how do you know which is the right one? (Part 1)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, God & Faith

I will save you the trouble of reading the whole article: the right answer is the Catholic Church. What were you expecting from a Catholic priest? But please don’t take my word for it. This isn’t an answer you just Google, take the first article that pops up, and consider yourself done. You have to do your own work. Be …

If You Want Your Family To Be Happy, Give Your Children Away (#606, Holy Family)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Hannah shows us that children are a gift. Jesus teaches that all are meant to give. A family must learn the Law of the Gift: Man cannot find himself except in a sincere gift of self. May your family be a holy family. [AUDIO]

Jesus Is Not Afraid Of The Dark (#605, Christmas)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The year 2015 was pretty dark. There’s plenty of darkness in the Christmas story too. Jesus is not afraid of the dark. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. He wants you to love him in return. Train yourself to look for the Light. [AUDIO]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visitation_(Raphael)

Eat, Drink, and be Mary (#604, Advent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Mary was humble enough to receive Jesus, obedient, and generous. When you go to a party, do you welcome guests like Elizabeth does? Do you bring Jesus along with you like Mary does? It’s time for Christmas parties: Eat, Drink, and be Mary. [AUDIO]

Jesus Is Closer Than Ever, Which is Good Because I Really Need a Savior (#603, Advent 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

If your Advent hasn’t gone well, that’s OK — we aren’t supposed to rejoice in ourselves. Just be generous, be honest, and be humble. That will be enough. God will do the rest. We need a savior, and He’s closer than ever. Rejoice! [AUDIO]

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22%3A20&version=RSVCE

Why do Catholics Celebrate Advent?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

Everywhere you go these days, you see Christmas decorations and hear Christmas music. Everywhere except a Catholic Church. We have purple decorations and keep singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The Church is not anti-Christmas; we are just celebrating the forgotten season of Advent. The word advent comes from the Latin ad-venio meaning to come to, come towards, or come near. It …

A Decade A Day Keeps the Devil Away

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Are you looking for a way to make this Advent special? Try gathering with your family each day to pray a decade of the Rosary. The Rosary is a classic Catholic prayer. The Rosary is a form of imaginative prayer that mediates on the life of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother Mary. Children can learn the Rosary once …