Verbum Domini
Father Michael Najim
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The movie Romero is based on the true story of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the political unrest in El Salvador during the 1970s. The movie depicts the atrocities that the government and military were … more
Do you believe that the Gospel is simply historical or that you can experience its power in your life today? Let’s take this Sunday’s Gospel for example. Jesus is in the synagogue and he … more
For a moment, I invite you to imagine your dream car. Imagine you’ve won the lottery and one of the first things you do is buy your dream car. The dealer reminds you to peruse the manual which … more
In the 1987 romantic comedy, “Moonstruck,” there’s a wonderful scene that teaches us about the importance of identity. Rose has found out that her husband, Cosmo, has a mistress. Soon after, … more
Father Stan Fortuna is a Franciscan priest. Over the years, he has ministered effectively to thousands of teenagers through his preaching and music. Some years ago he used his musical talents to … more
A little girl was walking along a beach covered with thousands of starfish left dying by the receding tide. Seeking to help, she picked up a starfish and tossed it back into the ocean. A man who … more
The day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” is the busiest shopping day of the year. Stores open early and therefore many people wake up early to line up at store doors. Crowds rush in, running … more
Last Sunday you probably saw the Advent wreath in your church. The Advent wreath is a wonderful tradition that, according to some accounts, began in the Lutheran Church during the 16th century. Each … more
It’s no coincidence that the days are shorter during Advent season, which begins this Sunday. This is the darkest time of the year and we have no control over this darkness. As we begin Advent, the … more
As Thanksgiving Day approaches it is customary to pause and give thanks to God for the freedom we enjoy in the United States. We recall the first settlers who fled the oppressive rule of the king and … more
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