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1 Meditate on Mary during month of May and special Fatima year May 18, 2017
2 Promoting beauty, reverence in the liturgy April 20, 2017
3 Silence is needed to unveil all of the truth April 13, 2017
4 Holy Week is gift from Holy Spirit for our salvation April 6, 2017
5 Solemnity of the Annunciation and Laetare Sunday March 30, 2017
6 Seeing and beholding the glory of Christ March 16, 2017
7 Lent is a time to remember that God and Heaven should be our top priorities March 9, 2017
8 Renewing our invitation to conversion February 16, 2017
9 Make this Christmas a ‘silent night’ December 22, 2016
10 Enter Christmas season with joy, patience, and love December 15, 2016
11 Christ alone is our King, not politicians November 17, 2016
12 Vote for the future of our nation October 27, 2016
13 Let’s promote eschatological awareness October 20, 2016
14 Watching for the Risen Lord together September 22, 2016
15 Pray for all students and Catholic schools June 2, 2016
16 The Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit May 19, 2016
17 Proclaiming the truth about the Ascension May 12, 2016
18 God holds us in His hands at all times April 21, 2016
19 Some initial comments on Amoris Laetitia April 14, 2016
20 Have faith in the invisible realities April 7, 2016
21 Recognizing the ‘glance’ of Jesus March 24, 2016
22 How to face anger and show mercy like Jesus March 17, 2016
23 Let there be gratitude — and joy! March 10, 2016
24 Reflecting upon Word of God and Natural Law February 18, 2016
25 In spite of our sinfulness, God rescues us February 11, 2016
26 Let 2016 truly be a Year of Mercy January 14, 2016
27 Christmas and the mystery of time December 24, 2015
28 Rejoice during the Year of Mercy December 17, 2015
29 Waiting for and receiving God's mercy December 10, 2015
30 There are many reasons to thank God November 26, 2015
31 Answering our call to holiness November 5, 2015
32 Building culture of mercy, accompaniment October 29, 2015
33 Holy Father proclaims the joy of the Gospel October 1, 2015
34 What God has joined together, no man must separate September 17, 2015
35 A word of caution about the Society of Saint Pius X August 6, 2015
36 Encyclical: respect for human and environmental ecology July 2, 2015
37 The sacred plan for marriage May 7, 2015
38 Light will overcome darkness through faith April 9, 2015
39 Reliving Christ’s Passion, Death, Resurrection March 26, 2015
40 Do we sacrifice and carry crosses with Jesus? March 12, 2015
41 Using the gifts of knowledge, reverence, fortitude March 5, 2015
42 Following Jesus ‘outside the camp’ February 26, 2015
43 During Lent, stop whining and listen to God more February 19, 2015
44 Harden not your hearts, grow in Christ February 12, 2015
45 Core of the Christmas and Easter Mysteries December 25, 2014
46 Believing and trusting in God's plan for us December 18, 2014
47 Reclaim the gift of Fear of the Lord December 11, 2014
48 Are you a sheep or a goat? November 27, 2014
49 Praying for, focusing on unity in the Church November 13, 2014
50 A deeper look at the Synod message October 23, 2014
51 God’s unfailing mercy and our response October 16, 2014
52 God will be generous in our obedience September 25, 2014
53 The Cross as part of our faith September 18, 2014
54 Correcting each other in a 'loving' way September 11, 2014
55 The importance of the Ascension June 5, 2014
56 Look to Our Lady, the ‘warrioress’ May 29, 2014
57 Bishop Morlino calls canonizations a ‘special gift from God’ May 8, 2014
58 All time belongs to Him April 17, 2014
59 Being ‘with the Lord’ April 10, 2014
60 Finding hope and light in the darkness April 3, 2014
61 Pray, examine conscience, guide others March 6, 2014
62 Church needs ‘dynamic’ fraternal correction February 27, 2014
63 Conscience must be a ‘Truth-seeking radar’ February 20, 2014
64 Christ calls laity to be ‘salt and light’ February 13, 2014
65 Our suffering brings us closer to Christ February 6, 2014
66 Encountering Christ through life changes December 26, 2013
67 Let the joy of the Lord be our strength December 19, 2013
68 Why Fear of the Lord is an essential gift December 13, 2013
69 Be more than 'nice' during Advent December 5, 2013
70 Remembering the beauty of our Faith November 28, 2013
71 Church living in midst of confrontation November 21, 2013
72 Mary as ‘the loosener of knots’ October 31, 2013
73 Overjoyed to meet Pope Francis October 17, 2013
74 Pope’s message: Build unity of minds and hearts September 26, 2013
75 Finding real peace in the face of conflict September 12, 2013
76 Pray for teachers, students as school year begins September 5, 2013
77 Marriage is built on mercy and forgiveness August 29, 2013
78 Heart’s desire is loving and being loved by God August 15, 2013
79 Inviting others to know Christ in a life-changing way August 8, 2013
80 Religious freedom on the Fourth of July July 4, 2013
81 Finding beauty in the priesthood June 6, 2013
82 Blessed Mother will help crush evil May 30, 2013
83 The Holy Spirit brings harmony May 23, 2013
84 Joyful news of a new deacon: Scott Jablonski April 18, 2013
85 Focusing on death, life, and mercy April 11, 2013
86 Let the splendor of holiness shine out April 4, 2013
87 Holy Week and protecting true marriage March 28, 2013
88 We have a pope! Habemus Papam! March 21, 2013
89 Spreading the truth about the papacy March 14, 2013
90 Adjusting to the empty chair March 7, 2013
91 How we respond to shock and scandal February 7, 2013
92 Following God’s plan for family January 24, 2013
93 What happened in Connecticut December 20, 2012
94 Beauty helps prepare us for Heaven December 6, 2012
95 Give thanks to God every day November 22, 2012
96 Changing hearts and minds November 8, 2012
97 Open our eyes, Lord November 1, 2012
98 Caring for the body — and the soul October 25, 2012
99 Welcome to the Year of Faith October 18, 2012
100 Gratitude for harvest time and our farmers October 11, 2012
101 The search for true beauty October 4, 2012
102 The triumph of the Cross and our salvation September 20, 2012
103 Facing the challenge of learning your faith September 13, 2012
104 Looking for beauty in the workaday world September 6, 2012
105 Sitting at the feet of Jesus: Humbling ourselves to be open to wisdom August 23, 2012
106 Subsidiarity, solidarity, and the lay mission August 16, 2012
107 The blessings of God throughout our lives August 9, 2012
108 Freedom to give ourselves to God July 5, 2012
109 Serving the Truth to the world June 7, 2012
110 Protecting the highest form of freedom May 31, 2012
111 ‘Heavenizing’ our freedom May 24, 2012
112 Mary, the Mystical Rose, is link to God May 10, 2012
113 It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests May 3, 2012
114 Seeking peace of God through repentance April 26, 2012
115 Freedom through Christ’s Resurrection April 19, 2012
116 Letting the splendor of holiness shine forth April 12, 2012
117 Let the beauty of the Cross shine through April 5, 2012
118 Religious freedom, freedom of conscience March 29, 2012
119 Drawn to the light of Truth March 22, 2012
120 Unity within the Church through the pope March 15, 2012
121 Year of Faith: Called to a New Evangelization March 8, 2012
122 Baptism: Receiving gift of a clear conscience March 1, 2012
123 This Christmas pray, profess, forgive, and resolve! December 22, 2011
124 Rejoice always! Pray always! December 15, 2011
125 Giving thanks this Thanksgiving November 24, 2011
126 The beauty of our worship in the liturgy October 20, 2011
127 Overcoming evil with the power of mercy September 15, 2011
128 Now is our call to a new evangelization September 8, 2011
129 Can government change definition of marriage? August 25, 2011
130 Pray for Mary’s intercession August 11, 2011
131 Make your vacation time a holy time July 28, 2011
132 Marriage and true Eucharistic living July 7, 2011
133 What is Eucharistic living? June 2, 2011
134 God working in us through the Holy Spirit May 26, 2011
135 Mary and the priesthood May 12, 2011
136 Divine Mercy sums up the story of Lent, Easter May 3, 2011
137 Heaven: the destination of our journeys April 21, 2011
138 State needs 'Resurrection healing' April 14, 2011
139 Obedience is a wonderful recipe for a holy Lent March 10, 2011
140 Our top priority and the common good March 3, 2011
141 Clarifying the fairness issue February 24, 2011
142 To God be the Glory, indeed! February 10, 2011
143 What the future really means February 3, 2011
144 A call to be the light of Christ December 23, 2010
145 The sacramental grace, joy of the priesthood December 16, 2010
146 Getting ready for Advent ... of 2011 November 11, 2010
147 October is a time of prayer October 7, 2010
148 Praying for a Christ-centered laity September 30, 2010
149 Survival: a victory truly worth celebrating September 23, 2010
150 Gifts of the summer of priestly renewal September 16, 2010
151 Reflections on ordination July 1, 2010
152 Working with and trusting in the Holy Spirit May 27, 2010
153 We find Jesus in a concrete way in the Church May 20, 2010
154 Preview of Pentecost and Mary’s special role May 13, 2010
155 Verbal victims of the Dictatorship of Relativism May 6, 2010
156 Priests: Chosen by Holy Spirit, working with Christ April 22, 2010
157 Finding hope, healing in the Resurrection April 15, 2010
158 Reflecting the joy of the greatest victory April 1, 2010
159 Untangling the confusion about the Church March 25, 2010
160 The prodigal son: A tale of two ‘snots’ March 18, 2010
161 Lent: Time to slam the door in Satan's face March 11, 2010
162 Ash Wednesday and a Lent for Priests February 25, 2010
163 Aid in Haiti — the beginning to a Lent of love February 18, 2010
164 Journeying home during the Lenten season February 11, 2010
165 Dreaming of a truly ‘green’ Christmas December 24, 2009
166 The Immaculate Conception and politics December 17, 2009
167 Why we dress our Sunday best December 10, 2009
168 Waiting for Christ — and enjoying it December 3, 2009
169 Filled with hope and gratitude November 26, 2009
170 Anwar al Awlaki and the Fundamental Option November 19, 2009
171 Importance of the communion of saints November 5, 2009
172 Thirty-five years a priest, 10 years a bishop September 24, 2009
173 Speaking, hearing truth in health care reform September 17, 2009
174 God’s mercy and Senator Edward Kennedy September 3, 2009
175 Seeking ethical health care reform August 27, 2009
176 The wisdom of God and 50 years of marriage August 20, 2009
177 Solemnity of the Assumption August 13, 2009
178 Remember human dignity in health care reform July 30, 2009
179 Comments on Notre Dame and Obama May 14, 2009
180 'The tremendous mercy of God, poured out for us' April 23, 2009
181 A blessed Easter April 9, 2009
182 Responding, like Mary, to God's will for us March 26, 2009
183 Addressing the ‘credibility crisis’ March 19, 2009
184 Reflections on Lent February 26, 2009
185 Reflections on inauguration and theme of hope January 29, 2009
186 Fighting Freedom of Choice Act January 15, 2009
187 Joyful Christmas, new year's blessings December 25, 2008
188 Looking at the Code of Canon Law December 25, 2008
189 Rejoice always -- even in the desert December 17, 2008
190 Our job is to 'have time for God' December 4, 2008
191 A time to be grateful, to examine our conscience November 27, 2008
192 Questions to ask before voting October 30, 2008
193 Examining our consciences about working in the Vineyard September 25, 2008
194 Setting the record straight September 18, 2008
195 Reflections on Peter walking among us August 14, 2008
 

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