A Message from Fr. Spitzer - Trust in St. Joseph

A Message from Fr. Spitzer - Trust in St. Joseph

“Would that I could persuade all men to be devout to this glorious saint, for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God.”  -St. Teresa of Avila

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: How We Pray is How We Believe

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: How We Pray is How We Believe

The following is a homily delivered by a college chaplain on March 2, 2020. The homily is based on the Gospel reading of Tuesday of the First Week of Lent, MT 6:7-15. In this passage, Jesus gives us the “Our Father” and admonishes babbling in prayer like the pagans do. 

Startling Encounters: How did the early Christians react to the Resurrection?

Startling Encounters: How did the early Christians react to the Resurrection?

Last year, George Weigel’s Wall Street Journal article, “The Easter Effect,” provided an instructive glimpse of the first Christians’ response to encounters with Jesus in His glorified, resurrected body.

Fulton Sheen’s Last ‘Good Friday’ Homily: Spectators On and About the Cross

Fulton Sheen’s Last ‘Good Friday’ Homily: Spectators On and About the Cross

In 1979, a large crowd gathered around the church of St. Agnes in New York to hear the wisdom of Fulton Sheen in the last Good Friday homily that he preached.

What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mark 9:49-50).

Don’t Be Left in the Dust: Solar Dust and the Renewing of Our Minds

Don’t Be Left in the Dust: Solar Dust and the Renewing of Our Minds

According to NASA, our inner solar system is full of dust and debris that can tell us new and interesting things about the formation of planets and our solar system.

40 Ways to Get More Out of Lent

40 Ways to Get More Out of Lent

Lent is supposed to be a season of a successful journey through the desert of penance to a new land and a new, deeper intimacy with God. But often, we find ourselves falling back on the same old pathways.

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