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We are called to center our lives in the Sacred Heart
Jesus must be first in all of our plans, hopes and desires, says Father Joseph LoJacono. By keeping an eternal perspective, we come to see the Gospel message as primary, rather than optional and convenient.
The right kind of poverty
What did Jesus mean when he said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit"? Augustinian Father Arthur Purcaro of Villanova University shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com how the answer transforms our hearts, and the world.
Give God a little, and he will do great things
The Eucharist shows that God showers us with blessings beyond measure, says Father Joseph LoJacono. All we need is humility, a willing heart and a desire to say "yes" to his grace.
Dare to discern what God wants you to do
Figuring out your vocation can be difficult, especially in the noisy digital age, but it's not a task we should fear, says Oblate Father Thomas Dailey. A sense of peace confirms when you're on the right path, and the Lord's love will reroute you even if you miss the exit.
Our life is in the Trinity, not in false spirits
An authentic relationship with the Father, Son and Spirit should reveal itself in the very real fruits of virtue -- patience, joy, charity -- rather than in emotions and extraordinary signs, says Father Joseph LoJacono.
Poverty: It’s not what you think
Is being poor a sign of holiness, or is it evidence of a deep selfishness in our hearts? Augustinian Father Arthur Purcaro of Villanova University explains the different types of poverty, and how each can become an encounter with the Lord.
The Holy Spirit restores true life in our hearts
The third person of the Trinity makes real the presence of the Lord in our daily lives, says Father Joseph LoJacono. In every situation and at all times, the faithful are called to pray to the Holy Spirit, and to seek his guidance in order to live in the center of God's will.
Moving from ‘like’ to ‘amen,’ online and in person
Does Mass on television "count," and are your Facebook friends really your friends? In this episode of Inside CatholicPhilly.com, Father Thomas Dailey shares how the church can transform social networks into human communities.
Don’t fall for the dialectic of anger
Father Joseph LoJacono, pastor of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes in Philadelphia, shares how it's possible for Christians to differ and remain charitable. Polarization can be transformed into collaboration if we refuse to reduce reality to an "us v. them" battle.
Meditating on Jesus’ ascension prepares us for the Holy Spirit
Father Joseph LoJacono of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes shares how Christ's return to the Father prepares us for Pentecost. Baptized with fire, we can make the Word flesh in the world through our words and actions.