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Aug 2

Fr. Mike explains why hope is the best remedy for suicidal thoughts. If you know someone struggling with such thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out to them with reasons to have hope. If someone you know or love has committed suicide, pray for them and don’t lose hope for their soul. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts, don’t be ashamed to seek help. Fr. Mike shares these words of encouragement and more in this video.

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Jul 31

Homily from the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, given at the Steubenville Youth Conference in Spokane, WA.

What we love determines the course of our lives more than anything else.

Mass Readings from July 30, 2017:
1 Kings 3:5,7-12
Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
Romans 8:28-30
Matthew 13:44-52

Jul 27

You may be familiar with the expression, “Hate the sin, not the sinner.” Fr. Mike would agree, especially when it comes to ourselves. We are quick to point out the sin we observe around us, but not as quick to examine our own souls. Along with this challenge to look inward, in this video Fr. Mike explains why we must hate sin in order to love God.

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Jul 12

Sometimes the forms of entertainment we choose to watch raise important moral questions. In this video, Fr. Mike puts the sport of mixed martial arts on trial for its glorification of unnecessary violence. He distinguishes between the ability to defend yourself and forcing someone into submission through physical strength. Drawing from Christ’s example of meekness, Fr. Mike explains how martial arts as a discipline can be noble while mixed martial arts as entertainment is not.

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Jul 5

In Matthew 17:20,​ Jesus tells us if we have faith as small as a mustard seed we could move mountains. The problem is most of us don’t put our faith to use. In this video, Fr. Mike invites us to make use of the gifts God has already given us. In doing so, we may become so overjoyed by our natural gifts that we can’t help but share them with others.

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Jun 26

Homily from the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Many people think that witnessing to Christ with one’s life is for those who are far away or who lived in another time. But we are asked the same questions every day that the martyrs were asked at the moment of their final witness to Jesus.

Mass Readings from June 25, 2017:
Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 69: 8-10, 14, 17, 33-35
Romans 5:12-15
Matthew 10:26-33