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A Blood Transfusion for my Brother Omar (#633, 12th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

My brother Omar killed my brothers and sisters in the Pulse nightclub. More than laws, we need a change of heart. Jesus offers us a blood transfusion. With the blood of Jesus in your veins you too can respond to evil with the Works of Mercy. [AUDIO]

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The Mercy That Brings Us Peace (#620, Divine Mercy)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The risen Jesus offers reconciliation and peace. Jesus gives Thomas a second chance. Thomas received mercy; he shares mercy. Pope John Paul II brought mercy to the world. Let the risen Jesus meet you and offer you mercy and peace. [AUDIO]

Who is the Woman Caught in Adultery? Her Identity Will Surprise You (#616, Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The woman is accused of adultery, but the elders are guilty of adultery against God himself. So are we, for we have been unfaithful. Jesus loves the woman and dies for her. Will you admit you are a sinner and let Jesus die for you? [AUDIO]

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Hollywood and ISIS Are Missing The Same Thing (#615, Lent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

ISIS doesn’t believe in a merciful God. Both the older son and the younger son are missing the same thing: their father’s love. Sometimes we are the older son, sometimes the younger. But we are all called to be merciful like the Father. [AUDIO]

Bishops Appeal: Missionaries of Mercy (#610, 5th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Isaiah, Paul and Peter encounter God’s mercy and then bring it to others. The Year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis is about both receiving mercy and offering mercy. How is God calling you to be a missionary of mercy? [AUDIO/VIDEO]

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Our Mission: Bring Others to God’s Mercy (#522, Divine Mercy)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The members of God’s family all have a job to do. We must bring God’s mercy to the needy, the sinners, and the doubters among us. Jesus told Sr. Faustina about His Divine Mercy. Let’s receive God’s mercy. Let’s bring others to God’s mercy. (12 Apr 2015)

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Abandon Ship and Believe in God’s Merciful Love (#510, 3rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jonah proclaims the same message as Jesus: Repent and believe in the Merciful Love of God. Time is running out for us, just like it was for the people of the Titanic. Abandon ship! God’s merciful love will catch you. (25 Jan 2015)

Ord24 – Forgiveness Is Like Spiritual Judo | #139

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary24 – Today is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack. Jesus calls us to forgive others, including Osama Bin Laden. Forgiveness frees us and makes us better people. It turns the evil of others into spiritual growth for me.