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Christmas can be a ‘Spielberg’ blockbuster, but are we listening?

Listen to a homily for Christmas in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest. In Christ's birth, God has come to be with us, and the world is "Emmanuelized."

At end of Advent, don’t miss Mary’s important voice

Listen to a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest. He looks deeply at the story of the Mother of God, right on the cusp of Christmas.

Dark warnings give way to bright promise of life in Christ

Listen to a homily for the Third Sunday of Advent in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest. Amidst dark days, there's also a formula for rejoicing: our prayers and gratitude offered to God.

At Advent, get ready for Christ, not Christmas

Listen to a homily for the Second Sunday of Advent in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest. Rather than ask what we want for Christmas, we should learn what Christ wants: to dwell in our hearts.

Watch out, Advent begins with a bang

Listen to a homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 3, in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official.

Long live Christ the King!

Listen to a homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on Sunday, Nov. 26, in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official.

From abortion to sainthood?

Listen to a homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on Sunday, Nov. 19, in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official.

Now and at the hour of our death

Listen to a homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on Sunday, Nov. 12, in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com

In episode 17 (Nov. 3, 2017) of our weekly news survey, editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss several ways in which religious vocations are being cultivated in archdiocesan youth.

The subtle danger of idolatry

Listen to a homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the podcast "Take Five" by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official.