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Episodes

Fr. Connor's Homily (9/15/19) - Do Over

9/16/2019
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Fr. Connor shares how the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son illustrate for us God's pursuit of his lost children. They show us how reckless God's love is for us, and how God is offering us a "do over."

Duration:00:09:17

Fr. Connor's Homily (9/8/19) - Love Me More

9/9/2019
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Fr. Connor explains what Jesus means when he says to love him above everything else, and why God is the only one who has the authority to do so.

Duration:00:09:23

Fr. Mark Bernhard - "Catholicism 101: Why Jesus Matters" (9/4/19)

9/5/2019
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At this Catholicism 101 kick-off event, Fr. Mark explores why Jesus matters to us, explaining how we need to know the bad news before we can understand the good news.

Duration:00:39:07

Fr. Connor's Homily (9.1.19) - We Are Far Too Easily Pleased

9/3/2019
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Fr. Connor explains how God made everything to please us, and yet we tried to make ourselves God, imprisoning us to our own ego and own self-will.

Duration:00:10:17

Fr. Connor's Homily (8/25/19) - The Narrow Gate

8/25/2019
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Fr. Connor explains what Jesus means when he says, "Strive to enter the narrow gate."

Duration:00:14:29

Fr. Connor's Homily (8/18/19) - Let Christ In

8/19/2019
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Christ continuously knocks on the door of our hearts. Do we let him in?

Duration:00:10:01

Fr. Connor's Homily (8/11/19) - Have Faith

8/13/2019
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Fr. Connor explains how "having faith" means to live now the way that it will be in the kingdom of heaven.

Duration:00:10:45

Fr. Connor's Homily (7/21/19) - Intentionality

7/25/2019
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Fr. Connor unpacks the Sunday readings involving Abraham/3 guests and Mary/Martha, which, at first, seem to present conflicting ideas about the role of hospitality. However, intentionality is the key to Jesus' message and to everything we do.

Duration:00:12:23

Fr. Connor's Homily (7/14/19) - Call to Compassion

7/14/2019
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Fr. Connor explains that how we find Christ in the people we are called to show compassion. Christianity is a way of seeing the reality of what is in front of us. Who is our neighbor? Our neighbor is Christ. So who are we going to be toward Christ in our midst?

Duration:00:10:11

Fr. Tom's Homily (7/7/19) - Go Out

7/7/2019
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Fr. Tom Byrne unpacks how Jesus sends out of 72 disciples to spread the Gospel and how we are also a part of the 72, being sent to go out and spread the Gospel to the world.

Duration:00:08:15

Fr. Connor's Homily (6/30/19) - Freedom

6/30/2019
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To be human is to be free. In this homily, Fr. Connor unpacks the concept of freedom and what it means in light of our faith.

Duration:00:11:06

Fr. Connor's Homily (6/23/19) - Corpus Christi

6/23/2019
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Fr. Connor explains how the Eucharist is a gift of love and what that means for us through our participation at Mass.

Duration:00:10:03

Fr. Connor's Homily (6/16/19) - The Trinity

6/18/2019
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What we see in human beings is an image of who God is. God is love, a perfect communion of Persons, and the Trinity’s perfect love for one another proceeds from them into the Person of their fellowship, of their love, who is the Holy Spirit and who animates the Church. That is the mystery we are drawn up into.

Duration:00:09:53

Fr. Connor's Homily (6/2/19) - The Ascension

6/3/2019
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Fr. Connor unpacks the significance of the Ascension, and explains how we, too, ascend with Jesus.

Duration:00:08:26

Fr. Connor's Homily (5/26/19) - Jesus is Here

5/26/2019
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When all seems hopeless and lost, we often forget the Jesus is always with us. Rather than thinking about What Would Jesus Do, we must instead think about What Is Jesus Already Doing? God is knocking on the "door" of heart and asking us to let Him in.

Duration:00:06:44

Fr. Connor's Homily (5/19/19) - Restored in Christ

5/19/2019
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Fr. Connor explains how we have to endure many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God by letting go of our idols and our control so that our only possession is Him.

Duration:00:07:24

Fr. Connor's Homily (5.12.19) - Mother's Day

5/12/2019
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Fr. Connor reminds us how our bonds to one another, for example the bond between a mother and her child, are basic instincts that in Christ are sacramentalized to something even higher.

Duration:00:08:56

Fr. Connor's Homily (5/5/19) - Memories

5/5/2019
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Fr. Connor shares how memories form us for better or for worse, and how Jesus used the memories of the Apostles to reveal His risen self to them.

Duration:00:10:38

Fr. Connor - "Catholicism 101: Addiction and Grace" (5/1/19)

5/1/2019
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In this last segment of Catholicism 101 for the Spring 2019 semester, Fr. Connor defines addiction and provides tips on how to overcome it.

Duration:00:48:41

Fr. Connor's Homily (4/28/19) - Divine Mercy Sunday

4/28/2019
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Fr. Connor uses the classical book, movie, and musical, Les Miserables, to paint a picture of what divine mercy looks like.

Duration:00:12:17