Family
Fr. Joseph Gill

Not of This World

G.K. Chesterton once said, “When you choose anything, you reject everything else.” There are certain choices that are all-or-nothing. When John decides to marry Suzie,

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Religion
Fr. Joseph Gill

Are We In “The End”?

Are we in the “end times”? That is a question that has been asked in every age. But we believe, as Christians, that human history

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Prayer
Fr. Joseph Gill

Prayer Changes Us

When I was a senior in college, I had some free time in my schedule, so for a year I volunteered at a local soup

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Religion
Fr. Joseph Gill

A Sheep in American Clothing

Today is often called “Good Shepherd Sunday”, for the Gospel reflects Jesus’ pastoral title of Good Shepherd. But if Jesus is the Shepherd, that means

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Career
Fr. Joseph Gill

The Dignity of Work

Recently some politicians and even some religious leaders have floated the idea of a “Universal Basic Income” (UBI) — a monthly check that one would

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Prayer
Fr. Joseph Gill

Never Give Up Faith

One of the great mystics of the Church, St. John of the Cross, used to keep a prayer journal where he would write down insights,

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Health & Fitness
Fr. Joseph Gill

“God Did Not Do This”

You may have caught some of the news conferences from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who serves in New York. Recently he made a comment about the

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Feasts
Fr. Joseph Gill

The Strife Is O’Er

Maybe it’s a guy thing, but if someone makes a boast about something, guys just have to challenge them. If someone says, “Oh, I can

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Bioethics
Fr. Joseph Gill

The Ethics of the Quarantine

Recently I have seen several people posting thoughts that essentially say, “If you question the quarantine, you’re not pro-life.” But let’s look at this from

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Your Will Be Done

St. Dominic Savio once met a new boy who joined his school. This new boy seemed to be sickly — he was weak, pale, coughing,

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Fools for Christ

As the secular world celebrates April Fool’s Day, we consider that God has often asked people to be fools for Him. For example, the prophet

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

The Transformation of a Soul

The gift of being human means that we can change direction in our lives. Perhaps we’re heading down one path, and then something comes and

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

The Daily Sacrifice

In the Old Testament, the Jews had a powerful and beautiful way to worship — daily sacrifices in the Temple. Following God’s commands, they worshiped

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Health & Fitness
Fr. Joseph Gill

In the Hands of God

Every news outlet has been covering the coronavirus epidemic with regularity. It’s hard to avoid the news of this disease – it is literally everywhere.

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

In Good Times and Bad

Jesus gave His disciples the gift of seeing His glory in the Transfiguration so they would not lose faith when He was beaten, bloodied, and

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

On Temptation

Temptation. All of us face it daily – but how to we deal with it well? Let’s look at our Scriptures for that answer. First,

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Ash Wednesday

In Jesus’ day, the word “hypocrites” didn’t really have any bad connotations. Actually, it just meant an actor in a play. Hypocrite literally means “one

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Forgiveness, Chastity, and Faithfulness

Last Sunday’s Gospel speaks to us of some counter-cultural themes: forgiveness, chastity, faithfulness. Let’s look at some of these themes. First, forgiveness. This is a

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Do We Get A Second Chance?

This past week, as the world was still remembering the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, a high school principal in Washington State posted on

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Columnists
Fr. Joseph Gill

Plugged-In

Imagine if you were to go home tonight and you go to switch on your favorite lamp, but nothing happens. So you replace the light

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