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Pray for Paris… or not? Can prayer help?

“Pray for Paris,” wrote many people in tweets, Facebook text posts, memes, and more in the hours and days following the terrorist attacks in that European capitol two weeks ago.  In response, many atheists and agnostics responded saying that “praying … Continue reading

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The Litany of the Saints like you’ve never heard it before

My pastor Fr. John Kiley sent me a link to this African version of the Litany of the Saints, which he heard for the first time at the cathedral of Chartres in France.  It’s beautiful!  If you can listen to … Continue reading

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One of prayer’s biggest enemies: noise in our interior

I’ve been acquainted Br. Matthew (the seminarian in this video) on and off for years, but never got to know him very well. These videos are showing me a side of his personality that didn’t manifest itself so much in … Continue reading

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“Feed your soul” video

I’ve preached about the importance of prayer a couple of times already this Lent. Here’s a short Youtube video from some seminarians I know, that helps make a good point about prayer.

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Homilycast #184: Homily for March 1, Thursday of the I week of Lent, year II

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the morning Mass at the church of St Joachim in Rockport. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. … Continue reading

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Praying insistently for vocations

Homily for July 5, Tuesday of the XIV week in Ordinary Time, year I When Jesus saw the crowds, “His heart was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.” He saw … Continue reading

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Homilycast #88: VII Sunday of Easter

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the vigil Mass, based on text posted earlier today. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, … Continue reading

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Homilycast #87: Praying as Jesus Taught Us and in His Name

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the noon Mass, based on text posted earlier today. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, … Continue reading

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Is prayer about getting what we want?

Homily for June 4, Saturday of the VI week of Easter “Whatever you ask the Father in my name, He will give you.” These words of Jesus from today’s Gospel reading are very encouraging – yet, sometimes it seems that … Continue reading

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Osama is dead, but the controversy surrounding his death is alive and well…

Like many other people, I found out about Osama Bin Laden’s death not by radio, television, or newspaper, but by Facebook. However, unlike many people, I did not feel particularly happy. It is good that someone who masterminded thousands of … Continue reading

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