Great Catholic Homilies

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A Call is a Call – Don’t Agonize Over It

December 16th, 2014

Fr. Joseph Eddy. Go to Fr. Joseph

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
MP3 – Homily Audio

I have attended Life Teen camps for the past few summers. These are large camps run by “missionary” college age men and women. These twenty-somethings give up a summer or even two years of their lives to evangelize teens. They are coming together as like minded Catholics to serve Christ and often love blossoms. Several have “fallen in love” and are now in serious relationships. Others are even engaged to be married.

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St. Peter and the wrong kind of curiosity

December 11th, 2014

Thursday in the Second Week of Advent
Deacon Robert Banet

Charlie, did you ever hear of idle curiosity?

I think I’ve heard the term.  What makes curiositry idle?

When you want to know something that has no bearing or no use to you.  Like when  you wonder how old that person over there it.

Is there a good kind of curiosity?

Let’s say a biologist looks at a certain feature of a specimen and wonders what it’s  for.  That’s a profitable curiosity.  You know, in the Bible we find curiosity.  You remember Zachaeus? Continue Reading…

Christmas: a pagan make-over?

December 10th, 2014

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent
Deacon Robert Banet

You Christians are real opportunists.

What do you mean, Richard?

Take Christmas.  You took a pagan holiday and made it the birth of your Christ.

Well, not that that would  be a bad thing.  But that’s not the way it happened.

Tell me about it then.

There is a Jewish believe that a prophet would be conceived on the day he died.

That’s an odd belief.  But go ahead. I’m listening. Continue Reading…