Homily

Fr. Steve’s homily (07/19/2015)

A great cultural phenomenon of dissatisfaction and frustration because of life without God has erupted. There exists an escalating dependence on drugs and alcohol to achieve an illusory sense of peace and well-being. Many have an increasing fixation on the acquisition of money and material goods even through the most violent means. Even the attack .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (07/12/2015)

Difficulties facing the Church today are not completely new. • In today’s First Reading, the spokesman who rejects Amos and sends him away is a priest, a public figure in Israel. He was supposed to be an expert in the things of God, but he didn’t recognize God’s voice, or if he recognized it, he .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (07/05/2015)

The ancient Fathers of the Church used to call Jesus the doctor of the soul. • Sometimes doctors have to cause temporary discomfort or pain in order to bring about long-term health. The cut of a surgeon’s knife hurts, but it leads to healing and strength in the long run. • Sometimes the medicine that .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (5/24/2015)

“The dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:16–17) Revelation 20:4 mentions a thousand-year period which is usually called the .. read more

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May
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Fr. Steve’s homily (purgatory)

Christ refers to the sinner who “will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come” (Matt. 12:32), suggesting that one can be freed after death of the consequences of one’s sins. Matthew 5:24-25, Jesus is even more explicit about Purgatory. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going .. read more

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May
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Fr. Steve’s homily (Heaven)

Those who die in God’s friendship and are perfectly purified will see God face to face. This perfect life with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (and with all the saints and angels) is called “heaven.” It is complete happiness and the fulfillment of the deepest human longings. Although retaining their own identity, the elect .. read more

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May
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Fr. Steve’s homily (Hell)

We are made by God and we are made for God. Jesus Christ, the co-eternal Son of God, died for us and rose in glory which He wishes to share with us. The Lord opened for us the way to eternal happiness by his saving life-death-resurrection. He begins to share his divine life with us .. read more

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May
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Fr. Steve’s homily (The four last things)

The four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. Our non-Catholic brethren tend to have louder voices about this reality, but Catholics have a rich and beautiful faith about the end—our own and the world’s. Therefore, I’d like to spend these Sundays after Easter sharing the Church’s wisdom; this is mystagogia—examining the mysteries for neophytes .. read more

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May
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Fr. Steve’s homily (01/18/2015)

Have you ever found something so good that you couldn’t wait to share it with a friend? Party Mix> Ma: you have to taste this! Extra cheerios no nuts triple butter & seasonings. “I bet my nephew would LOVE this.” Gospel: JB, Andrew and another disciple. “Lamb of God.” Andrew follows AND he tells his .. read more

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Jan
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Fr. Steve’s homily (01/04/2015)

God is a King. The Savior he sends us, Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, comes not to philosophize, but to rule. Herod trembled because he knew this. The Wise Men rejoiced because they knew this. Will we tremble, afraid of what Jesus may demand of us? Or will we rejoice, glad to .. read more

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Jan
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