The question of whether we have a personal relationship with Jesus is a valid and important question, not just for Catholics but for every person on the face of the earth. How do we develop this essential relationship with the incarnate Son of God? What are some of the marks of such a relationship? This podcast takes a look at this question in reference to the gospel proclaimed on the 4th Sunday of Lent, taken from John Chapter 9.
I believe in the power of God’s beauty. Allow the gift of His beauty to strengthen you throughout your days like He did for the apostles. Take notice of the sunshine and spring flowers. Recall memories of your favorite beauty filled moments and let the power of God’s beauty put you at peace.
Have you ever truly praised Jesus for pizza? Now, I understand that is an odd question to begin with. I am sure many of us have said that we love pizza, or we’ve enjoyed the taste of goooood pizza, or maybe even have jokingly said “Thank you sweet Jesus for this pizza.”
The podcast below explores the gospel passage from Luke 6:36-38, on judging others, specifically the way v. 37 is misunderstood, misquoted and misused: “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.”
How the lenten discipline of fasting opens up the true horizon of life’s meaning, purifying us of unhealthy material attachments and opening the way for the eternal Word to penetrate our hearts.
The ancient practice of fasting is often set aside today, viewed as unimportant. If it is undertaken at all, it is often done for purely physical benefits. As important as that is, more important is the spiritual benefits of fasting as an act of penance, as well as an act of voluntary suffering engaged for the love of God over self.
“Let me love you,” I heard Jesus softly say last Saturday night after receiving Him in Holy Communion. I knew in an instant I was going to cry; He was extending His hand to me and offering His peace to replace the pain I had been avoiding all week long.
This podcast is based on the gospel for March 9, 2017. The message is the importance of seeking to know who Christ really is, in order to enter into intimate communion with him, rather than seeking extraordinary signs, such as those found in private revelations and perhaps miraculous events.
I’ve published this video of Jeff Casey’s story because it’s important for all of us. It’s the story of so many people today who are searching, who have lost their way, and have perhaps suffered the disastrous effects of the shallow lies of the New Atheism and the darkness it brings.
I offer this video below for those of you who may not have seen it. It’s associated with an article on the complementarity of faith, reason and science I posted earlier; however, the video was completed several days after the article was originally written and posted.