We all want to be part of a great team. But are we willing to be honest, vulnerable, and genuinely open? Jesus is, and he shows us.
Where was God on September 11, 2001? Where was God when I was suffering? He was with me and wanted to carry my burdens. I share a few stories to remind us that God really is with us.
Jesus works physical healings to open us up to receive spiritual healings. How do your ears need to be opened? How does your mouth need to be opened? Jesus is still working miracles today.
Want to be miserable? All you have to do is think that getting my way will make me happy. I show you three reasons why it doesn't work and then propose a better path to happiness.
This is the last of five homilies in The Holy Mountain series. Our parish church is Bethlehem and we receive in our hands the Baby Jesus. God changes the bread into himself so that you, too, can be changed. How has Mass changed you?
Need the world’s best pick-me-up? Why not spend an hour in heaven and see how your life changes. Believe it or not, this offer is now available at a Catholic Church near you. Come and receive Jesus so that he can receive you.
I’ve made some mistakes in my life, now what? How can I stop falling into the same sins over and over again? And what does all this have to do with the offertory at Mass? Tune in and find out.
Mass is a pilgrimage to a holy place. Your local Catholic parish is the upper room; you become a guest at the Last Supper. The community is starving. Instead of spiritual cannibalism; turn to Jesus and be fed! Then turn and feed others.
A pilgrimage is a journey that changes us. In John 6, the people go out into the wilderness looking for more than everyday life. Mass itself is a pilgrimage. Open yourself to the *more* that God wants to give you!
You belong to God! So why are you so worried about providing for your own needs? Make time to pray each day and you will find you have time to accomplish the important things.
Do you think you know all about Jesus? Then you probably have him wrong! Today’s episode shares a parable about missing the point and then suggests three attributes that will help you.
Priesthood has turned to out be unexpectedly challenging but also filled with unexpected blessings. Perhaps the greatest is getting to watch Jesus work miracles in the lives of my people.
Jesus has authority over wind and waves — certainly he can calm the storm raging around you. But perhaps he prefers to calm the storm within you. Allow your heart to find peace in the Heart of Jesus.
A good gardener knows what each plant needs to flourish. God treasures each plant. Are you living by survival of the fittest, or being the beautiful flower God created you to be?
Through the gift of the Eucharist we become blood brothers with Jesus. He gives us food for the journey to Eternal Life. Walk with Jesus this week.
We long to belong; we were made for community. But being a family doesn't just happen, especially in a world of broken promises. How can you foster community? Phyllis has the answer.
Where is Jesus when we need him most? Every Christian is called to be a little Christ. Jesus is with them because Jesus is within us.
What do an ancient human burial from Africa, Mothers Day, God’s love for us, and a little orphan boy all have in common? Tune in to find out!
Your parents gave birth to you. They fed you and protected you. But they want even more for you — they want you to live forever! The only source for eternal life is closer than you might think.
I used to lie awake at night and listen for a sign that God was calling me to a be a priest. Instead, I would get a sign of how much God cares for me. Listen to my story and learn how to discern God’s will for yourself.
Peter preaches to the same people who shouted, “Crucify him!” He himself has received mercy. He wants them to also experience God’s mercy. Here are some practical tips for forgiving others as we have been forgiven.
The Risen Jesus offers the gift of peace. The first step is the forgiveness of sins. The second step is to enter through the wounds. Where are you in your friendship with Jesus? Divine Mercy is an opportunity to go deeper.
The Risen Jesus comes to walk with us on the road of life. He explains that our sufferings are all part of God’s beautiful plan. Are you content to just connect with Jesus on Easter Sunday? This year, ask him to stay with you.
Pontius Pilate is stuck between the Rock and a hard place. When he listens to Jesus he is sure he should release him. When he listens to the crowd, he finds himself confused and afraid. Are you listening to Jesus or the crowd?
Jesus changes the passover into the Eucharist. He changes the bread and wine into his Body and Blood. And he changes you into a beloved disciple. Will you let yourself be changed by his love?
The Passion of Jesus is not a sign of how tough he was, like some kind of Die-Hard Messiah. There are two things we can learn from his death and one important lesson to take home with you.
Covid shook the foundations of many things we thought were solid and reveled the depth of many things we thought were fragile. Jesus isn’t worried about the things we worry about. He shows us that we shouldn’t worry about them either.
There are seven things that St. Joseph can teach our modern world. He succeeded where Adam failed. He is an icon of God the Father. Joseph is not the savior but he leads us to Jesus.
Do your Bible-church friends accuse you of works-righteous? We know the feeling. Tune in this week to hear how you can respond to them — and how you should respond to Gods offer of salvation.
All of the commandments make sense except this one. But the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom. This commandment will help you to love God and your neighbor. Bonus: You’ll stop hating Mondays.
Noah and his family listened to God and were saved. The rest of the world rejected God and perished. But then St. Peter tells us that God gave them all a second chance. Lent is an opportunity for all of us to have a second chance.
Depending on what you give up for Lent, you could arrive at Easter being skinnier, healthier, better-rested, more patient, or all kinds of other good outcomes. But there is one goal we should strive for above all.
A leper colony is a place where people feel unlovable, untouchable, incurable… so pretty much any city in America right how. Here's how you can make a difference in the lives of your neighborhood lepers.
Moses was the only prophet who ever saw God face to face. Now Jesus appears with the very authority of Almighty God, authority no demon can stand against. So why has Jesus not cast out my demons?
Why do come to Mass on Sunday? When did God become real to you? When did you fall in love with Jesus? This is the one thing that will make all the difference in your life.
We can’t figure out how to order at a drive-thru; how will you figure out your own life? It turns out that a great life is more about listening than it is about making your voice heard. Tune in to learn more.
We end the Christmas season with an invitation: Do you want to be full of the Holy Spirit? All you have to do is ask
We survived 2020! No one can predict if 2021 will be a relief or even more of a challenge. But follow my three tips and your burdens will turn into blessings.
Jesus wants to come to you every day. Humbly submit to the Father’s will and receive the Christ child. This is the secret to holiness. It is also the secret to a holy family.
Covid has caused us to pray a lot. And we haven’t always seen the answers we were hoping for. But I want to assure you that God has heard all your prayers and he has wrapped up the very best gift he could possibly give you.
God became man in the womb of Mary. God wants to dwell in your heart. By receiving the gift of Jesus, you become a gift back to him. Will he find room in your heart?
We were made by love and for love. But we often choose not to love. Sometimes our mother needs to remind us where to find true life and true love.
Human traffickers use false promises, threats and coercion to ensnare their victims. They become so traumatized that they might not identify themselves or seek help even in public. It’s pretty much exactly how the Enemy has victimized you.
Behind the brilliance of Creation is the mind of a God who loves us. He shaped the world with beauty and brilliance. And finally, he created you. (Part 1 of 4)