Homilies for July 2017

July 2, 2017 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary … [Continue Reading]

Applying Six Offline Models to Online Evangelization

The Internet has now opened up as a wide field for our evangelization. … [Continue Reading]

Considering Culpability

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On the Third Day of the New Creation, God Established the Chair of Peter

It was not on accident that John chose to start his Gospel with the … [Continue Reading]

The Power in a Penance

About six or seven years ago, I participated in the sacrament of … [Continue Reading]

The Glory of the Resurrection

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Homilies for July 2017

July 2, 2017 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070217.cfm 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42 The gradual conversions of pious saints pale in … continue reading..

Applying Six Offline Models to Online Evangelization

The Internet has now opened up as a wide field for our evangelization. Much of the cultural interchange now takes place via such electronic means. The Church is called to step out into every new forum and evangelize it, yet for … continue reading..

Considering Culpability

Why an Article on this Topic? It all began with a statement made by a student in a class I was teaching for our License in Sacred Theology (STL) Program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. I was conducting a seminar on the … continue reading..

The Explosive Growth of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in the Global South, and Its Implications for Catholic Evangelization

Most Catholics are unaware that the heart of global Christianity is moving south—into South America, Africa, and even to Asia.[1. Philip Jenkins, The Next Christendom: The Coming Global Christianity, (New York: Oxford University … continue reading..

On the Third Day of the New Creation, God Established the Chair of Peter

It was not on accident that John chose to start his Gospel with the words “In the beginning…” A picture paints a thousand words, but in John’s case: three words painted with the power of a thousand reinforcing images. In three … continue reading..

The Power in a Penance

About six or seven years ago, I participated in the sacrament of reconciliation. (By the way, that was not my last time.) At the heart of my confession was the fact that I had recently been responding to my wife with “irritation” … continue reading..

The Glory of the Resurrection

God’s desire is that we praise him and give him glory for all eternity. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is an act of praise and thanksgiving where we are invited to become consciously aware of everything God has done for us, and … continue reading..

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Homilies for July 2017

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