Time to Fall in Love with Jesus (#746, 30th Sunday)

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The scholar knows so much about the law but he’s forgotten the heart of the law. Many of us know the Catholic faith, but have we forgotten what it’s all about? Have I fallen in love with Jesus? (29 Oct 2017)

When Did You Fall in Love with Jesus?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic 2 Comments

The problem with the Catholic Church is that most Catholics don’t have a personal answer to this question. We have gotten so used to seeing the Church in a de-Jesus-ified way. We think of Baptism as “entry into the Church”. We think of Sunday Mass and regular Confession as, “ways to keep your church membership current.” We often think that …

Don’t Use God’s Masterpieces as Toilet Paper (#745, 29th Sunday)

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Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.
You are made in God’s image: a precious, unique, masterpiece. Do you see God’s image in others? Do you see God’s image in yourself? [AUDIO]

You Are Invited to the Royal Wedding (#744, 28th Sunday)

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Who would reject an invitation to the royal wedding? We do when we respond to God’s call with apathy and opposition. Your invitation to the banquet doesn’t mean a guaranteed seat. Many are invited, but few are chosen. [AUDIO]

The Day the Sun Danced

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The fall of 1917 brought a strange controversy to the newspapers of Portugal. Three small shepherd children in the little village of Fatima claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary had been appearing to them monthly beginning on May 13 of that year. The supposed appearances had caused much scoffing and ridicule, especially among the communist and anti-Catholic press. But crowds …

The Maple and the Hemlock (#743, 27th Sunday)

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We are surrounded by spirits both good and evil. Our Lady wants to help us cooperate with the good ones so we can find the path to life and reject the path that leads to death. Holy Water and the Rosary will help you focus on what is good. [AUDIO]

Prayer for Spiritual Protection

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This past summer I attended a youth trip where the organizers had decided to pray a prayer for spiritual protection every day. There exist real forces of evil. Our Catholic faith clearly teaches that there are spirits that are opposed to God’s work in the world and that try to keep us from doing God’s will. A prayer for spiritual …

When God’s Love Flows Through Us (#742, 26th Sunday)

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We may be saying “yes” to God, but are we really doing our Father’s will? God wants us at Sunday Mass so His love can flow through us. Healthy relationships flourish when our life is rooted and grounded in God’s love. [AUDIO]