Whats Your Deep Story, Bro? | #849

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 30 – Arlie Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land talks about the Deep Story. Is your Deep Story one individualism and self-preservation? Being a Christian means we are part of Creation: inherently connected, known, and valuable.

It’s Not About The Red Team vs The Blue Team | #845

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 26 – Politics is not a sporting event between a red team and a blue team. And Jesus does not want to talk about what those other people are doing wrong. Jesus wants to focus on you. A sense of mission helps us see things from God’s perspective.


How to Survive a Haunted House and America’s Next 4 Years (#652, 33rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus wants to remind us: Just hold my hand, and you’ll be safe. It’s just like getting though a haunted house. My family held Jesus’ hand and it brought me to serve as a priest. Holding Jesus’ hand helps you reach out and make a difference. (13 Nov 2016)


Pray, Vote, and Don’t Worry (#651, 31st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

If you don’t exercise your right to vote, you lose your right to complain. The key issues are Human Dignity, Subsidiarity, Common Good, and Solidarity. We have to stand up for our values and beliefs not just on election day, but every day. [AUDIO]

“Come on Brother Ass!” or How to Face Resistance (#640, 20th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We face resistance from within ourselves and all around us. Those who listen to the voice of God find themselves unpopular and unwelcome. Keep your eyes on the coach and you’ll be able to keep running the race. [AUDIO]


FBI vs Apple: Why It Matters to You

Fr. Joel Society Today

Apple Refuses to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone, reads the headline. Headlines have a way of confusing the truth. The iPhone in question belonged to Syed Farook, one of the perpetrator of the San Bernardino shooting. The FBI has his iPhone and wants to see what’s inside. Apple already provided them technical assistance and the contents of an iCloud backup. But Apple …

God and Government II (Homily for the 31st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

Podcast: Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?God and Government, Part II (16:56) Ordinary Time, 31st Sunday. There are three particularly important and troubling issues this election season: 1) Same-Sex Marriage: God has made our human nature in such a way that men and women are capable …


God and Government (Homily for the 30th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

Podcast: Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?God and Government (14:45) Ordinary Time, 30th Sunday. Human beings naturally create government to promote harmony and happiness. We have seen from history that a government must respect the laws of Nature (what the Church calls “natural law”). Human beings …


Church a Source of Unity in a Divisive Climate

Fr. Joel Church meets World

In an unexpected moment of unity during the National Conventions, the same clergyman gave the closing Benediction at both the RNC and the DNC. It was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Perhaps only the Catholic Church is truly broad enough and deep enough to be a presence at both conventions while keeping its stance on issues. In recent …