Teaching & Suggestions

Welcoming New People at Mass this Christmas – They May Be an Answer to Someone’s Prayers

December 20, 2013

We get busy on during the Christmas Season. We don’t have a lot of respect for people who go to church only on Christmas and Easter. We may be irritated that seats are taken and the church is noisy.  But, you are praying for your family and friends to come back to church and MAYBE [...]

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Seven Dangers to Human Virtue and Civilization

September 27, 2013

Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Business without ethics Science without humanity Religion without sacrifice Politics without principle

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Was He Ready to Die?

June 14, 2013

It was just a normal morning — alarm clock, shower, espresso, dress and a saunter down the sidewalk to work. For Paul is was another day with a whole lifetime ahead of him. But today was different. Someone else got up this morning too. They had their coffee dressed and jumped in the car. They [...]

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Corpus Christi Sunday – Prepare for the Heresy!

May 31, 2013

Article HERE.  In John 6:1-14 it says Jesus fed 5,000 men plus women and children. When Jesus fed the 10,000+ people, he didn’t really do a miracle, right? He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You’ve probably heard that homily, right? The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up [...]

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Like St. Paul We Should Quit Being Comfortable and Annoy People

May 16, 2013

In his homily May 16 Pope Francis preached on the uncomfortable zeal of St. Paul. Zenit.org reports, “St. Paul exhibited a “healthy madness” that made him an effective evangelist, Pope Francis said in his homily at a Mass on May 16. “Paul is a nuisance,” the Pope told the congregation at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. [...]

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Evangelism Antennas: A Fun Story of One Woman’s Day and the New Evangelism :-)

December 17, 2012

I gave a talk last week in Ann Arbor Michigan. It was about the New Evangelization. As part of my talk I explained how Janet and I have our “evangelism antennas” up first thing in the morning – alertly watching for open doors and ways to share our Catholic Faith throughout the day.  After my [...]

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In Defense of Cradle Catholics

March 7, 2012

Since I am planning trips to speak to Catholics in India later this year — where Catholics are all “cradle Catholics” — meaning they were born Catholics and never had to think about it. I thought of a helpful illustration to explain why “cradle Catholics” are often unable to explain and defend the Catholic faith. [...]

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My most popular CDs now available with bulk pricing.

March 6, 2012

Would you like something to give every family that comes to Mass this Easter? We put together some of my favorite talks on CD that can help encourage those who already have a zeal for the Catholic Church, and also reach out to the “Christmas & Easter” Catholics who need these messages most desperately. The [...]

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Teresa Tomeo on “The Year of Faith” in OSV

January 6, 2012

Are We Ready for the Year of Faith? Pope Benedict XVI is giving us a great opportunity in this New Year to make a big difference.  In October he announced the “Year of Faith” which according to Vatican statements is designed to help Catholics around the world deepen their relationship with God, better appreciate the [...]

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Catholic Courses

November 29, 2011

I have been using the Teaching Company and their Great Courses for several years now. Most of them are very good. But when it comes to the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church I dare you to find one that is truly Christian or Catholic. Now they have a competitor: Catholic Courses. Joseph Pearce is [...]

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Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace

July 16, 2011

ROME, JUNE 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I have seen people wear the rosary as a necklace and, in fact, I had a fifth-grader ask me during CCD if that was a sin. I told her that I didn’t believe [...]

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Why is it UnChristian NOT to Judge?

July 9, 2011

Read this interesting and perceptive article here.

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Teen Depression

March 17, 2011

Our parish, Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan, recently conducted an excellent conference on Teen Depression. The audio files can be found here. Pass it on to anyone you know who has struggling teenagers.

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Evangelicals with Statues?

March 9, 2011

Today I took off running through a commercial area behind the hotel. I discovered a nice jogging trail through the woods so I swung onto the trail and headed through the trees. Soon I came into the open to see a beautiful lake. A sign caught my eye. It had an arrow pointing to “Baptismal [...]

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What is Important in Life?

February 9, 2011

“A man is no fool to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot before being killed by South American Indians for telling them about Jesus. Hover cursor over this reference Mark 8:36.

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Salvation by Faith Alone?

January 2, 2011

Since the days of Martin Luther it has been popular to reduce salvation to a sound bite. Salvation is not by works but by “faith alone.” However, the Bible seems to have another idea. In my book CROSSING THE TIBER I mention a few passages from Scripture to give a more biblical perspective. Here is [...]

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