Stop Singing Hell’s Theme Song (#551, 33rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

When the world starts to fall apart, we know that Jesus is closer than ever. God loves us and has plans for our ultimate happiness. The theme song of Hell is, “I Did It My Way.” Change your tune! The theme song of Heaven is “Amazing Grace.” (15 Nov 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 …

Zombie Apocalypse Now

Benjamin Free Range

I recently watched the trailer for an upcoming film about the world being taken over by zombies (World War Z). I must admit that I like a good monster movie, and zombies are about the only monster we have left, now that vampires, werewolves and witches have been turned into blockbuster heroes in Hollywood. Although I like a good monster …

+303+ Start packing for Eternity (Advent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

1st Sunday of Advent – My brother thought he had plenty of time to pack but then he wasn’t ready in time. We need to be ready for Jesus’ coming. Do you need to forgive someone, or make a good Confession? Christ is coming soon; start packing. (2 Dec 2012)

God sent Hurricane Sandy

Benjamin God & Faith, Life on Planet Earth

The awesome power of nature should make us tremble. The photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s recent visit to the United States remind us of that power: rivers running through city streets, homes destroyed, buildings torn apart, and beaches moved about. I firmly believe that there are only two ways to see a hurricane, just as there are only two ways to …

Oil – another sign of the Apocalypse

Benjamin Life on Planet Earth

My brother pointed out that the oil spill should keep us humble, and remind us how limited our capabilities really are. In this sense, the disaster is a natural consequence of pushing too far. It is exactly the same to say that the oil spill is God’s wrath for our arrogance, and His warning to repent. After all, it is …