Jesus, was, is, and will forever be, the hope that our world needs. Through these recorded homilies, talks, and presentations, my earnest prayer is that you may encounter Jesus anew, even as He remains unchanging.
Recorded homilies and talks given by Fr. Phil Ching and guests.
February 23rd, 2021 | 20 mins 1 sec
Jesus said, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Why is repentance a necessary condition to believe in the Gospel? Do we not have the capacity to understand good news and take it for what it is in its entirety? How can sin interfere with this?
February 23rd, 2021 | 3 mins 36 secs
Lent can usually be a time filled with sorrow and a bit of dread, a kind of exhaustion over having to give up things. Lent is so much more than that: it prepares us for Heaven.
February 14th, 2021 | 24 mins 24 secs
Life with leprosy (more accurately, "skin disease" - Hebrew: tsara'ath) was no picnic. However, the purity laws found in Leviticus offered clarity to the people of God in regards to pursuing a life of holiness. Jesus frees us from the purification laws through what He has done; or else, this is what our life would be like if we were diagnosed with tsara'ath! Sin, however, remains. And in regards to that, we still need to root it out!
February 10th, 2021 | 18 mins 12 secs
The life of Job teaches us a lot about suffering in this life.
January 31st, 2021 | 17 mins 53 secs
You have a divine purpose, a God-given vocation. He has called you into existence for a reason. This includes holiness and living in a particular vocation that has been set aside just for you and for your peace and joy.
January 31st, 2021 | 8 mins 51 secs
December 31st, 2020 | 10 mins 46 secs
I think we're all looking forward to 2021. 2020 was, for many reasons, a bad year. Yet, amidst all the hardship, God is still speaking to us and has spoken to us. Have we been attentive to Him or have we focused so much on the negatives that we're allowing them to drag us down? Mary remains our model of hope amidst difficulty.
December 27th, 2020 | 9 mins 6 secs
Faith opens us to potential blessings. The bookends of Jesus' lineage (from the Jews), Abraham and St. Joseph, demonstrate powerful examples of faith. Despite the odds and the circumstances that surrounded them both, their trust in God helped them receive what the Lord was desirous to give them.
December 27th, 2020 | 14 mins 55 secs
The birth of Jesus had been long awaited by the Jewish people: forty-two generations from the time of Abraham! Even though there are many who still do not believe in Jesus, God is still calling people to Himself and to the one true faith.
December 12th, 2020 | 7 mins 18 secs
We're invited to rejoice during this 3rd Sunday of Advent, but how can we in the face of what's going in the world and in the Catholic Church? The truth is that the Church has been through a lot, and despite all of that, we are still here. There is a particular grace that we can call upon to help strengthen our resolve and desire for Jesus and to live holy lives.
December 6th, 2020 | 5 mins 16 secs
The journey that Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem can be seen as penitential, not for themselves, but for the world: to prepare for the coming of Jesus. We too must take on this posture of humility and penance to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. Fasting helps us get there.
November 29th, 2020 | 16 mins 38 secs
Sometimes in life, we just want to get to "the good part." But what if the stuff before "the good part" is also important? We can often approach Christmas in this way and treat the Advent season as unnecessary, but this season of waiting isn't about "passing time." And we need this time!
November 22nd, 2020 | 14 mins 38 secs
While things may look bleak, Jesus remains the answer. He is the King. When we live in His dominion and are confident in His abiding truth, we will have the ability not only to resist evil and doubt, but be given the strength to fight back. The Church is filled with sinners, but we are called to go on the offensive and fight for souls, fight to reform the Church, to do that which is necessary for the salvation of our brothers and sisters. Don't abandon the ship. Jesus is King, but it also means He has to be King of everything within us.
November 22nd, 2020 | 16 mins 59 secs
A talent is a significant amount of money. It demonstrated the Master's trust in his servants. God has invested quite a bit in us; we should recognize this when we look at our Crucified Lord. No matter how many talents we've been given, God isn't looking for us to produce beyond what we've been given, but we are called to put in the work. We may come up with excuses, but in the end, it matters not. What matters is what we do with the time we've been given, with the skills and the grace He has invested in us.
November 4th, 2020 | 15 mins 20 secs
blessed carlo acutis, blessed chiara luce badano, boldness, confidence, every day is a gift, fr. phil ching, heroes, saint francis of assisi, saint gianna beretta molla, saints
In the midst of chaos, a few individuals rise and become heroes. The heroes we need in this world now are saints: those who walk confidently in the power of the Holy Spirit, ready to live the extraordinary in the ordinary.
October 25th, 2020 | 21 mins 37 secs
authentic love, counterfeit, fr. phil ching, greatest commandment, heart, jesus, mind, neighbor, pope francis, soul, strength
Jesus points to two commandments as being the greatest commandment: to love God with your heart, with your soul, and with your mind... and to love your neighbor as yourself. But what does this love look like? And how do we know we are living in that kind of love He calls us to?