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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Healing the family  |  Strengthening family unity

Family: The Foundation of God's Church – Weekday Homily Video

Today's readings invite us to reflect on the theme of rebuilding and revitalizing the Church. But let us begin by recognizing that each family is, in and of itself, a masterpiece of God and a Domestic Church. Within the walls of our homes, we have the power to renew and strengthen the foundation of the whole Church.

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Healing the family  |  Strengthening family unity

When We're Hesitant to Change – Weekday Homily Video

I want to begin by asking: how many of you like change? You might answer, it depends, is it for the good or not? And what will it take? All good questions. As we heard yesterday, there was a radical change from the time Matthew followed Jesus, both literally and in how he lived.

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Healing the family  |  Return to the Church

Jesus' Healing Word - Weekly Homily Video

How many times have you said the words, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed?” It’s kind of a trick question because before 2008 and after Vatican II, we used to say, "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed."

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

Jesus Restores the Withered – Weekday Homily Video

Three of the four gospels tell this powerful story about a withered hand. Each makes mention of this miracle, and all three use the same word to describe this man's condition: "withered hand." The term "withered" describes what once held life, but now the life is gone. (Like a flower.) That which was once strong is now fragile and weak. That which was once beautiful is now twisted and deformed.

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Healing the family  |  Why pray?

How to Banish the Darkness - Weekday Homily Video

Today, we gather to explore a profound message drawn from the Gospel of Luke. To set the stage, I'd like to share a personal story, an incident from my own life that emphasizes the enduring significance of this message. Back in 2005, as the administrator of a school in Northeast India, I found myself thrust into an extraordinary situation one evening.

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If Your Brother Sins Against You - Weekday Homily Video

Our reflection focuses on the theme of reconciliation. Our Lord Jesus Christ gives us important principles to pay attention to when our relationships with others get damaged. The gospel has never been easy to live out, and the Lord’s teaching on reconciliation is one such teaching.

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