Category Archives: Countercultural

Christian versus secular values

The Gift of a Free Lunch

featured on NewEvangelizers.com Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17 NAB) Mariana, my friend from exercise class, told me … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Be baptized in the Holy Spirit and come to know the joy of knowing Jesus

Genesis 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus is gathering more and more followers across the world. he is telling them that he has opened up a “new fountain of living water,“ as he told the … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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New Evangelizers: Find a Real Friend in Jesus

While interviewing Gary Zimak about his new book, Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps, I found a fascinating backstory of how a conversion experience propelled him into a career as a full-time Catholic evangelist. Nancy: How … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: God hears the prayer of the lowly and brings them gladness

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Come Holy Spirit, come and from your clear celestial home. Shed many rays of divine light. We need Your light surrounding our whole being, especially in our minds. … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus rejoices in finding the lost sheep

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-10 Please don’t stop praying daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of all terrorists. We can also pray another chaplet for our country. We certainly … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Glorify God in Your Body

Therefore, glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:20) What do you see when you look at your body? God created our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, sacramentals of procreation and means of holiness. They are fearfully and … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Our joy is in sharing Christ’s true love

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-18;  Ps 71:1-6, 15,17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 to 13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30.  I have been following a line of thought in the second reading from St. Paul to the Corinthian church that he founded. We … Continue reading

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