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

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/22/16

We should all take time to read and reflect on the Sunday Gospel, because it is the Word of God which opens our minds and hearts to the wisdom of God.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: ... Read More »

Peter Kreeft on Judgement

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/19/16

I found this article this morning in my e-mail and I'm glad that I read it. As we get to the end of the liturgical year the readings reflect more and more on the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. Dr. Peter Kreeft is a professor of ... Read More »

G.K. Chesterton

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/13/16

I found this quote by G.K. Chesterton that I think I will post on my bathroom mirror.

G.K. Chesterton: “It is impossible to be just to the Catholic Church. The moment a man ceases to pull against it he feels a tug towards it. The moment he ceases to ... Read More »

The Psycology of Conversion

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/10/16

This is a very long article written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on the psychology of conversion. I hope that you will read and reflect on what he says here because he knows of what he speaks. The Psychology of Conversion Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen From Peace of Soul ... Read More »

Saint Mother Teresa

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/03/16

This is the talk that Saint Mother Teresa gave over twenty years ago in Washington DC. I hope that you will read it and reflect on the power and beauty of this talk.

Yours in Jesus and Mary

WHATEVER YOU DID UNTO ONE OF THE LEAST, YOU DID UNTO ... Read More »

Porn Addiction

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/03/16

We hear so much about all of the troubles plaguing our society today, especially our young people. Many parents worry about what kind of world their children are going to have and what they can do about it. The federal government and churches as well have spent billions of ... Read More »

Be Not Afraid

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/23/16

Pope Saint John Paul II spoke these words: “Praised be Jesus Christ! Dear brothers and sisters, we are still all very saddened by the death of the very dear Pope John Paul I. And now the most eminent cardinals have called a new bishop of Rome. They called him ... Read More »

The Transcendent Beauty of Liturgical Music

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/13/16

The liturgy is for us a sharing in the transcendent beauty of God himself. Through it he enlightens our minds with his eternal word and then he feeds our souls with his Body and blood. Throughout the centuries Christians have attempted to express this supernatural reality through various mediums ... Read More »

Hebrews Explained

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/12/16

Many of us know of or have read scripture commentaries. The Navarre Bible is a tremendous resource for those who are interested in finding and reading a good commentary on the scriptures. I was looking at this reflection today, which is the second reading for the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, ... Read More »

Teaching the Truth

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/05/16

Pope Saint John Paul II left the world a treasury of wisdom through his many Encyclicals. All of us could benefit from reading them even though they are difficult to comprehend. JP II, as he was affectionately known by so many around the world, was a great scholar who ... Read More »