Browsing the 2016 archive of Fr. James Marshall Weekly Video Blog

A People of the WORD

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/24/16

I hope and pray that the new born infant Jesus Christ will fill all hearts with a supernatural joy that transcends all human limitations!

You know that I love to share good articles that touch on the most important things of our faith. I hope you enjoy this article ... Read More »

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/12/16

What a wonderful Feast Day for the Church. The Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Saint Juan Diego in 1531 almost five hundred years ago and left a image of herself that is still a mystery even with the advanced technological tools at our disposal. The miraculous image attracts millions of ... Read More »

Fidel Castro

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/01/16

The death of Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for over fifty years has given rise to many comments both good and bad. Fidel Castro was a vicious tyrant, an evil man, who forced the people of Cuba to except the atheistic Marxist ideal that he ... Read More »

Come Lord Jesus

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/21/16

The First Sunday of Advent the readings from the Liturgy of the Hours reflect on the various aspects of Our Lords coming into the world. The reflection for the First Sunday of Advent is taken from the Catechetical Instruction of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. He is one of the ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/18/16


The Feast of Christ the King takes place on the last Sunday in ordinary time and is meant to emphasize the Kingship of Christ. He is the Anointed One of Israel which is prefigured in the first reading from Samuel: "King David made an agreement with ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/31/16

All Saints' and All Souls' Days What’s the background to these November celebrations? Dennis Emmons The Catholic Answer  


This time of year when we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints November 1st and follow up with All Souls Day on the 2nd can cause some people to ... Read More »

Time to Pray!

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/17/16

Last Sunday's Gospel was all about prayer. "Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary" (Luke 18:1). Prayer should be the first thing we do not the last resort. All to often we fail to ask for God's help and ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/11/16

As we approach the election one month from now I would like to share this article by Fr. James V. Schall S.J. In it he reminds us that our true citizenship is in heaven and not here. Saint Paul makes this same point in his letter to the Philippians:

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The Law of Unitended Consequences

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/06/16

The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.

In the first chapter of his Letter to the Galatians St. Paul admonishes the Galatians for "deserting" the Gospel of Christ in order to ... Read More »

Living Well in Evil Times

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/29/16

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it ... Read More »