Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

Homilies

Accepting the Invitations of Life

Accepting the Invitations of Life

When we choose to refuse a personal invitation of God, there are consequences.

Homilies

Using Bad Consequences

Using Bad Consequences

All of us have said words and made choices we regret. But we can use them to move to a better place.

Homilies

The First and the Last

The First and the Last

The parable of the workers in the vineyard tells us something about a national policy on immigration.

Homilies

Windstorms and Violins

Windstorms and Violins

Life is difficult! The hope that comes from the Gospel is this: that which is difficult can also be good.

Homilies

The Day Jesus Was Wrong

The Day Jesus Was Wrong

In his humanity with its limitations, Jesus makes the wrong decision in dealing with the Canaanite woman.

Homilies

Why Walk on Water?

Why Walk on Water?

It is frightening to cling to a little boat in the midst of the storm. But isn’t stepping out of that boat onto the waves complete madness?

Video

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.

Bible Study

Living with Little Faith

Living with Little Faith

Matthew’s famous teaching on the lilies of the field contains the first occurrence of a phrase he uses to describe the Christian Life. It is a life of “little faith.”

Video

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

Searching for Pearls

Searching for Pearls

The scandal of Jesus’ parable of the pearl of great price is that God is the merchant, and God is searching for us.

Homilies

The Non-Violent Farmer

The Non-Violent Farmer

To absorb the attack, to deflect the insult is not a sign of weakness. It is the way of Christ.

Homilies

What God Is Not

What God Is Not

God is not anything which keeps you from God. Any image of God which alienates us from God is wrong.