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Fr. Joseph Gill

Called to Be Holy

A few years ago, I spent a week in Fatima on pilgrimage. It was beautiful to be there in such a holy place, where you

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Fruitful Baptism

Pope John Paul II was once asked by a reporter, “What was the most significant day of your life?” There could be lots to choose

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Fr. Joseph Gill

God With Us

Back in 1995, pop singer Joan Osborne had a hit song, “One of Us”, in which she asks the question, “What if God was one

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Advent Hope

It took a long time to build St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A really, really long time. The construction began in 1506 and finished in

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Present of Presence

Our Orthodox Jewish brothers and sisters are quite strict in keeping the Sabbath. They take God’s command to “not work on the Sabbath” quite literally.

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Not Cool to be the King

If Jesus Christ is King of the Universe, why is the world so messed up? Why is it that, despite our best efforts, it seems

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Thanksgiving 2019

This week we celebrate the great American holiday of Thanksgiving, so my bulletin column today will be about the sin of gluttony. Just kidding, it’s

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Beauty and Danger of Indulgences

A number of parishioners mentioned this month that they were seeking indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Some might ask: Indulgences? Are they still

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?

Today let’s take up a thorny question that I am often asked – can people in Purgatory communicate with us? In other words, are ghosts

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Fr. Joseph Gill

For All the Saints

This is a day in which we remember the thousands of canonized saints who made it – men and women, boys and girls just like

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Dialogue / Truth

It is interesting that the working document from the Amazon synod uses the word “dialogue” 68 times — while the Name of Jesus is used

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Deception, Division, Distraction

Recently, Bishop Caggiano tweeted out something that was so profound that it stopped me in my tracks. I could not find the exact quote again,

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Fr. Joseph Gill

What Must Be Given Up

Last November, you may have read the news story about the new shoe store that opened up in a mall in Los Angeles. It was

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Fr. Joseph Gill

On Humility

The great American activist and Servant of God, Dorothy Day, was quite famous for her work with the poor. She was a twentieth-century American version

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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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Bioethics
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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