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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Desires of Christ

Recently Reader’s Digest ran a story about an American who traveled to Taiwan for work. On the way to his hotel from the airport, he had to

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Fr. Joseph Gill

A Saint With An Emmy

 Many saints and blesseds were active in the media. St. Francis de Sales, for example, is the patron saint of writers and publishers for his

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Asking for Snakes

Back in June, Pope Francis started a most unlikely boy on the path to sainthood. His name was Darwin Ramos, and he was a street

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Human Nature

Recently in an interview Cardinal Sarah said, “The West refuses to receive, and will accept only what it constructs for itself. Because it is a

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Environmental Influences

St. Padre Pio said, “The devil is like a mad dog tied by a chain. Beyond the length of the chain, he cannot catch hold

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Forgive God?

A priest friend recently went on retreat where he concelebrated a Mass with another priest. This other priest began the liturgy by saying, “Before we

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Bear One Another’s Burdens

At one particular Catholic school where I taught, one day I was walking through the school when I saw one of the fifth-grade boys with

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Changed, Not Ended

“For a Christian, life is changed, not ended.” This beautiful prayer is recited in every Funeral Mass to help us keep our mind on the

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Fr. Joseph Gill

What is Love?

Recently after I posted about how it is a struggle to find common ground with people who have vastly different worldviews, someone posted a comment

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Fr. Joseph Gill

True Freedom

The Church where I serve, the Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, has the unique honor of having the funeral of a potential saint here.

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Worlds Apart

Lots of hot-button issues in the news these days — abortion debates, #LGBTPride month, and much more. Why can we not find common ground with

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Father Wound

It has become popular in some Christian circles to speak of one’s “father wound” — acknowledging that pretty much everyone was screwed up by their

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Most Important Day

Pope St. John Paul II was once asked what he considered the most important day of his life. How can you pick one when you

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Fr. Joseph Gill

God’s Service

This past summer I had the privilege of taking a group of boys and their fathers to Rome for a pilgrimage. One day, after walking

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Mother Mary at the Resurrection

According to tradition, the first person to see the Risen Christ was not Mary Magdalene. Tradition has it that Jesus appeared first to His mother,

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