Not a Club for the Perfect

Catholicism is not a club for the perfect. Our Lord tells the chief priests and scribes, “Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you!” Catholicism is a religion for repentant sinners, not a club for the perfect. It is easy for us to imagine that the good people are here and […]

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Hambre Espiritual

“Recuerda el camino que el Señor, tu Dios, te ha hecho recorrer estos cuarenta años por el desierto … Él te afligió, haciéndote pasar hambre, y después te alimentó con el maná, que ni tú ni tus padres conocían.” En el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. En estas líneas de […]

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Passionately Loving a Fallen World

[The following is a commencement address given to the Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators.] Dear Graduates, This ceremony in which you are participating is not merely a graduation. Yes, we are here to celebrate your many accomplishments, for which you have many reasons to be proud. But more importantly, this is a ceremony of sending […]

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No new sermons for a while

I have not posted a sermon for the past two weeks because I was away at a friend’s priestly ordination; then Deacon Nathan Maskal preached all of our Sunday Masses for his first Sunday as a deacon. This weekend I will be away again at another friend’s priestly ordination (this time in St. Louis). Regular […]

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