National Novena Begins October 1st

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Any given Sunday in Wisconsin something special can happen. Particularly if you find yourself attending Mass at a local Catholic Church. One Sunday the Queen of Heaven came to speak to a Belgian immigrant named Adele. The message was very simple: “I am the Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I wish you to do …

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How to Avoid Spiritual Constipation (#646, 26th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Clinging to what we have been given will cause spiritual constipation. Instead we must give generously as we have received. I challenge you this week to notice someone. Look them in the eyes, listen to them, and give them some time. [AUDIO]

A Tall Drink of Water

Fr. Joel Life on Planet Earth

I still remember the day I quit buying soft drinks. I was standing in the aisle at the grocery store debating between regular, diet, caffeine-free, real sugar, and the latest weird flavor of Mountain Dew. Suddenly it hit me: there are no good choices. Neither the sugar nor the sweet-tasting chemicals are actually good for me. I passed on the …