Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

Homilies

Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

Every time we pray, we remember who we are and we grow more sensitive to God’s grace.

Homilies

Discipleship through Checkers

Discipleship through Checkers

Everything in creation can show us God’s ways. This is true of the three rules of checkers.

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Air

Air

This is a new video on the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit moves in us and through us–as close to us as the air we take in and breathe out.

Homilies

A Serious Proposal

A Serious Proposal

Words and ideas can only bring us so far. It is only when we ground ourselves in God’s personal love for us, that we can find peace.

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Victory

Victory

“Victory” discusses the role of Jesus within the Christian tradition from the perspective of hope.

Homilies

Bring On the Women!

Bring On the Women!

There are more women than men in today’s gospel, and that is unusual. The culture in which Jesus lived was dominated by men.

Homilies

Our Doodling God

Our Doodling God

God is waiting, waiting for us to see. The time that God gives us is a sign of the trust that God has in us.

Homilies

Catching People

Catching People

We who have been called to believe are called to share that belief. The call and the ability to accomplish the call come together.

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Bridges

Bridges

“Bridges” discusses the importance of repairing all that is broken in our world. Christians are called to cooperate with all people of good will to build a better society.

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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.

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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.

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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.”