Catholic Café - 01/18/2020 - How Your Dignity Matters
If you have ever wondered why the Church has always been so concerned about the dignity of every single human being, then you need look no further than the concept of personhood.
Catholic Café - 01/11/2020 - Joining Jesus's Mission
Our baptism is not merely a symbolic sign of belonging to the Church. When we are baptized, our soul is eternally affected and we are joined in the mission of Jesus as Priest, Prophet and King.
Catholic Café - 01/04/2020 - Happy New Year: Be Reasonable
Many of us make New Years Resolutions this time of year, and many of us fail at them year after year. Perhaps the problem is that we are not making the right resolution. Perhaps we need to make reasonable resolutions.
Catholic Café - 12/21/2019 - The Dreams of St. Joseph
In the Birth Narrative of Jesus, Joseph has four dreams in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Matthew that speak volumes about how God speaks to us and what He desires for the family.
Catholic Café - 12/14/2019 - The Joy of Christmas
As we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, The Church reminds us of the coming Joy of Christmas, that Jesus is born for us in this fallen world. But, even amidst our sufferings, we can still find joy.
Catholic Café - 12/07/2019 - Experience A New Beginning
The word Advent tells us that something, or actually, some One, is coming. The Church wants us to see the season of Advent as an opportunity to bring hope into our lives and see the potential and possibilities. So don't get stuck in a rut, but experience a new beginning in life.
Catholic Café - 11/30/2019 - Get on Your Advent
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of giving thanks with gathered family and friends and the traditional beginning of the holiday season. But it can also be a time where we forget the true and special meaning and purpose of the Advent season.
Catholic Café - 11/23/2019 - Upping Your God Knowledge
Deacon Jeff answers an email from a listener seeking insight into books and prayers that will help them increase their knowledge of God and deepen their faith.
Catholic Café - 11/16/2019 - Pondering the End times and Judgment
During the end of the Church's liturgical year, the prescribed readings at Mass cause most of us to ponder the end times and judgment. Rather than fear this time, it should instill in each of us a sense of hope.
Catholic Café - 11/09/2019 - Staying In Grace
Life can certainly be very difficult at times, and some people may find themselves angry at God. However, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel, and find a way to stay in grace.
Catholic Café - 11/02/2019 - A Rewarding Choice
Refresh your soul with some wisdom from Deacon Jeff as he discusses with Miguel Rodriguez how he discerned out of a comfortable job offer right out of college and decided to become a FOCUS missionary. Making life choices are sometimes tough, but rewarding.
Catholic Café - 10/26/2019 - Staying in the Church
It is true that some people do leave their Catholic faith behind, especially in times of crisis. But, perhaps a look into the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, may shed some light on which Church is THE Church and give them good reason to return or stay.
Catholic Café - 10/19/2019 - Your Salvation
Many Catholics have been asked whether or not we are saved, or if we died tonight, where would we spend eternity. Deacon Jeff helps us find out what the Bible and our Church teaches about salvation.
Catholic Café - 10/12/2019 - Spiritual Leprosy
Since leprosy has for the most part been eradicated from the face of the earth, most folks might think that a discussion about Jesus healing the ten lepers is no longer relevant. But, perhaps we should look closer at another possibility, spiritual leprosy.
Catholic Café - 10/05/2019 - Honor Your Father And Mother
The Commandment requiring us to honor our father and mother seems at first to be fairly straightforward. But many people have difficulty living out this Commandment because of brokenness within the family itself. Deacon Jeff Drzycimski and Sam Rodriguez help us have an honest conversation about living the 4th Commandment.