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God’s Not Dead – Movie Review

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Life on Planet Earth

God’s Not Dead was one of the “Christian” movies this year. It’s about a young man whose atheist professor begins every freshman philosophy class by having the students sign a declaration that God is Dead. Josh (Shane Harper) refuses to sign the paper, and finds himself having to argue before his classmates that God’s not dead. The consequences change his …

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The Woman Who Conquered Mexico

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Mary of the Month

December 9, 1531, Bishop Juan de Zumarraga received an unusual visitor at his Bishop’s palace in Mexico City. The Spanish conquistadores firmly held the reins of power, having conquered the Aztecs and ended the pagan worship and human sacrifice. They were not kind to the newly conquered Aztecs. The Bishop’s visitor was one of the few converts to embrace the new religion. His …

Search Party’s Greatest Hits

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World, Homilies

The Top 10 Homilies of 2014 Last year’s podcast “album” was called Search Party. It was meant to focus our attention on the lost sheep who had wandered away from God. The album artwork showed four sheep and one was straying. Each homily had a little featured image that was a sheep on a colored background that matched the liturgical …

How to Bury the Dead

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Life on Planet Earth

—– Part 1 of 3 —– “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin “They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can not pay your taxes. I’ve done it, and there’s consequences, but it can be done. Death you’re not going to …

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Catholic Divorce — Why Not? (Part 1 of 2)

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

The recent Synod on the Family has stirred speculations that the Catholic Church might relax her rules on divorce. Most Catholics are aware of three basic rules: Catholics aren’t allowed to get divorced. Catholics who want to remarry can go through the Annulment process which nullifies the first marriage and allows them to remarry just like anyone else. Catholics who get …