Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

Homilies

We Are the Pharisees

We Are the Pharisees

Jesus criticizes the Pharisees and us because at times we confuse lesser things with the most important things.

Homilies

A Gift Only God Can Give

A Gift Only God Can Give

We do not have faith because we are smarter or better than other people. We are simply the people that God has chosen to receive the gift of believing.

Video

Salt

Salt

With so many needs around us how can we make a difference? This video suggests that those who would serve should find value in the small gesture.

Homilies

Looking for Miracles

Looking for Miracles

Some miracles are constantly present. They are the ones that are easy to overlook.

Video

Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

Video

A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

Bible Study

The Peril of Holy Week

The Peril of Holy Week

If we listen to the accounts of Jesus’ passion without reflection, we can draw the false conclusion that the Jewish people are responsible for the crucifixion of Christ.

Homilies

Small Things Matter

Small Things Matter

Small things matter because God uses them in the actions that we do and in the things we receive.

Homilies

Beyond Problem Solving

Beyond Problem Solving

Without a doubt God is our savior, our helper, and our healer. But God wants to be more to us than that.

Homilies

Beginning with Compassion

Beginning with Compassion

Before Jesus decides whether he is going to help or not, he first has compassion on those who are in need. We must do the same.

Homilies

Hurt in Nazareth

Hurt in Nazareth

Jesus himself was unable to avoid rejection by his own family. Why should we be surprised if the same happens to us?

Homilies

Wisdom to Know God’s Ways

Wisdom to Know God’s Ways

Even in a world characterized by evil and sin, God is moving events towards something better.