Tag Archives: Confession

27th Sunday of the Year: Stir into flame the gift of faith. Catholic Inspiration

The Second Letter to Timothy inspires us to take the gift of faith and stir it into flame, realizing that this task requires daily attention and effort.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Be reconciled with your brother. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord boldly states that we are called to reconcile with one another.  That begs a simple question: who do I need to forgive in my life today?  Once we recognize the essential aspect of forgiveness in our lives the next step is to call upon Christ for the grace required to make it happen.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Monday Conversation: What are you doing for Lent? Catholic Inspiration

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Monday Conversation – 25 Minutes

Lent provides a wonderful opportunity to implement new actions that draw us closer to the Lord and one another.  As we reflect on our current situation, consider ways that speak to our interests, and integrate the sacraments of the Church, we find ourselves poised to make this the best Lent ever.

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Daily Mass: Final Judgment. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year

We acknowledge that at the end of time there will be a final judgment – where our lives will be examined and we will either be saved or damned in the light of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

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The Last Judgment, Michelangelo, 1536-1541, Sistine Chapel, Vatican.


27th Sunday of the Year – Stir into flame the gift of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

We stir into flame our faith in Jesus Christ through prayer, sacraments, and our relationships with one another.


Daily Mass: Clear sight. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 23rd Week of the Year (St. Peter Claver)

Jesus reminds his disciples that before we can point out the faults of others we have to see our own, taking the time to remove the chunk of wood in our own eye before we point out the splinter in another.


22nd Sunday of the Year – The Battle is Within – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

In football, trick plays are sometimes used to fake out an opponent with misdirection – focusing on something unimportant while the play is happening somewhere else.  Life works the same way: it is easy to spend our time and resources on trivial matters and miss out on critical issues.

The Lord points this out in the Gospel today, inviting us to concentrate on the battle within our hearts.  Here are three things to consider:

  • Using an Examination of Conscience
  • Going to Confession
  • Daily Prayer and Sunday Mass

Through regular use we strengthen our hearts and focus our lives on important things, asking the Lord for the help and guidance we need to conquer our daily battles.