A Thousand Lives

Thursday September 28, 2023

"I am a Catholic. Had I a thousand lives I would gladly offer them all for him. Never shall I apostatize. You may kill me, if that is what you want. To die for God -- such is my will.” These were the last words uttered by St.


God's Family

Tuesday September 26, 2023

"I LOVE YOU" should be the most heard phrase in our families. The second is like it, "I'm sorry." 


"Is That All There Is?"

Sunday September 24, 2023


The New Purpose of Demons

Friday September 22, 2023

In today's Mass, we hear that "seven demons" were cast out of Mary Magdalene. It makes us wonder, what is the purpose of demons anyway? Renowned Exorcist, Fr. Carlos Martins, asks this very question when he performs exorcisms: For what…


Sinners Wanted Here at St. Mary's

Thursday September 21, 2023

We can easily believe the lie that we have to be perfect before we can even walk into a church. Not here at St. Mary's. We're a place for sinners who are tired of trying to satisfy our deeper thirst with the saltwater of the world. We want…


The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church

Wednesday September 20, 2023

The 2nd Century Christian writer Tertullian, famously wrote, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." During those early centuries of our history, being a Christian often meant death.


The Healing We've Been Searching For

Thursday September 14, 2023

We're all experts at hiding from our wounds. We have our go-to bottles of alcohol; we buy more things. We run from silence. You name it. Regardless of how we cope, the result is always the same -- ignore the pain. Jesus wants to heal us.…


Blessed Are You When People Hate You

Wednesday September 13, 2023

If people despise you because of your faith, it's a sign you're living your Christianity well. In today's Gospel, our Lord tells us directly, "Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your…