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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.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com

In episode 16 (Oct. 27, 2017) of our weekly news survey, editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian discuss several events that show the vibrancy of parish life in the archdiocese.

Catholics and Halloween

With its ghosts and gore, Halloween can leave Catholics wondering if they should skip the trick or treating and stay home. But Father Steve Grunow assures Catholics that they have many good reasons to celebrate this strange festival.

Be proud to be Catholic

Listen to an inspiring homily on the Scripture readings for Mass on Sunday, Oct. 29, by Father Matt Guckin, an archdiocesan priest and education official, in his most recent podcast.