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Created by God Our Father

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Part 1 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ “The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best …

Advent: Your New Favorite Season

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Advent often gets forgotten in the rush to Christmas. In fact, in a gathering of priests, only one thought to name it as his favorite season. I want to share with you the secret to enjoying Advent. You have to think of it like a walking pilgrimage. Instead of a big “aha” moment at the end, you learn to enjoy …

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This Is Why Catholics Genuflect at Mass | #954

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 34 (Christ the King) Everything was created by God. But the Enemy tricked us into refusing to serve God. Jesus comes to set us free from sin and death. When we genuflect at Mass, we are saying: I put my life at the service of the true King.

Power Surge

Fr. Joel Free Range

I keep track of stats on my podcast and website. Usually I get up to 100 daily visitors on a good day, and much fewer on a slow day. Downloads vary but rarely exceed 400 any given week. Except for November 21-22, where we experienced significant jumps in both. Take a look at these charts to see what I mean.

A Power Source Greater Than the Sun

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

You often hear me talking about a personal relationship with God. By personal, I don’t mean “private.” I’m not encouraging everyone to have their own “personal” Jesus. I am referring rather to a relationship between persons. You are a person, and the One God is three Persons, and so your relationship with God is a relationship between persons. Now Pope …

The Fire of Judgement Day: Purifying or Terrifying? | #953

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 33 – God’s fire is already burning in our lives. Avoid the cross and you build up fuel for a terrifying judgement. Embrace the cross and His fires will heal and purify you. Every day is judgement day. Stick close to Jesus and you will be fine.

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Don’t Trample the Image of God | #952

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 32 – Do you believe in the Resurrection? This belief gave the Jews courage in persecution. It strengthened Christians in Rome and Japan. It changed Fr. John Tourangeau’s life. Belief in the resurrection helps us serve God faithfully today.