Catholic Homilies

(by Fr Phil Bloom)

Finding Hope When Life Hurts Week 1: Boundaries "Fr. Sica's recommendation for the First Sunday of Lent may at first surprise you. He describes the importance of boundaries..." (February 18, 2018 - First Sunday of Lent)

Finding Hope When Life Hurts "The blues come over me suddenly and I feel empty. A Lenten booklet is helping me: Finding Hope When Life Hurts..." (February 14, 2018 - Ash Wednesday)

Becoming a Missionary Disciple Week 5: Healing Touch "Do we really want to be healed? President Lyndon Johnson told a story about man who was losing his hearing. He goes to a doctor..." (February 11, 2018 - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B)

Becoming a Missionary Disciple Week 4: Take up your Burden " I picture a young man walking a lonely road. Ear buds connected, unsure where he's headed, all of a sudden he sees something strange..." (February 4, 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B)

Becoming a Missionary Disciple Week 3: Why Jesus' Authority is Different " Why should we repent? Why should we believe? Why should we follow Jesus? To many people Jesus is a moral teacher along with Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha. So what? There are thousands of them..." (January 28, 2018 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B)

Becoming a Missionary Disciple Week 2: Let Jesus Lift Your Guilt "I want to free people from guilt - and myself too. But how? Consider three instances of guilt..." (January 21, 2018 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B)

Becoming a Missionary Disciple Week 1: Meeting Jesus and Inviting Others "I don't know about you, but I don't find it easy to share something personal with a brother. What if he laughs? Or worse..." (January 14, 2018 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B)

Facing the Perceived Conflict of Science and Religion "When researchers interviewed young people they said things like:

Combatting a Philosophy that Destroys Our Children "Epicureanism - the view that everything is accidental and random - is the default philosophy of our culture. It dominates the media, the educational system, even courts of law. But we have powerful weapons, namely prayer and fasting..." (January 1, 2018 - Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God)


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