Receive a Call from Archbishop Aquila on the 4th Sunday of Advent

5656cce5451ebb8eeb4cb8b4_620x343If your caller ID read “Archbishop Aquila”, would you pick up the phone?  On Sunday, December 21, Archbishop will be calling thousands of the faithful to share a special Christmas message and answer questions.  This live event that will connect every person on the same phone call is called a “teleforum”. This is a unique communications format that the Archdiocese of Denver is trying out for the first time.  If you would like to join in on the call, follow this link and sign up.

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The Audacity of St. Mark (Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B)

victoryEveryone can use a victory. Jesus Christ won a great victory for us. We can participate in this victory once we understand just how essential it is to our lives.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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Don’t be a Foolhardy Goat (Homily for Christ the King)

GoatWhen we lack an appropriate fear of the Lord, we are foolhardy. When we fail to serve the least of our brothers, we risk being grouped with the goats.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the Feast of Christ the King. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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It’s the Economy Stupid!

economyIf you are like me, you have a basic understanding of the economy and some of the principles behind it.  If someone were to ask me a lot of questions, he would quickly find that my knowledge is not very vast, which is why an interesting web page / project caught my attention last week.  The site is called wetheeconomy.com.

A panel of top economic experts including academics, analysts, journalists, and historians helped identify 20 key topics about the U.S. economy that every American should understand. Those and other economic advisors then worked with filmmakers to shape the topics into 20 different 5-8 minute films that answer the questions: Continue reading

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Brittany Maynard Is Not a Hero; She Is Not a Role Model

Brittany MaynardDespite what I feel was a great amount of positive feedback and promotion of respect for human life, Brittany Maynard, who became the poster child for “legal suicide” ended her life at the beginning of this month.

In the midst of the frenzy, the word or idea that really caught my attention was “dignity”. Proponents of euthanasia are trying to sell her story of cowardice as something dignified. Nothing could be further from the truth. Something that is dignified is something that worth of honor and respect.  Killing yourself because you want to quit before the going gets tough, that is not worthy of honor or respect.

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Is God’s Law Living in Your Heart? (Homily for the 30th Sunday of OT, Year A)

Gods-own-heartAt some point we have to move past mere adherence to God’s law and let the living out of his will become the desire of our hearts.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from the 30th Sunday of OT. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access it with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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5 Petitions You Can Pray For Every Day

handLast year the DRE at the parish I was in discovered this great mnemonic device for prayer that the Pope was promoting.  Since that time it has been a regular part of my daily prayer, so I thought I would share it with you.

Using the fingers on your hand, start with the thumb and pray these intentions in this order:

1.) The thumb is the closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you. They are the persons easiest to remember. To pray for our dear ones is a “Sweet Obligation.”

2.) The next finger is the index. Pray for those who Continue reading

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Our Problem is One of Focus (Homily for Respect Life Sunday 2015)

blurry-peopleWhen we focus on a false good that is right in front of us, the greater good, God’s will, becomes blurry.

Listen to Fr. Dollins’ homily from Respect Life Sunday. Download the homily (right click here), listen to it below, access with any podcast app (copy link), or on the iTunes store here.
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