Posts from February 2022

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Let Your Soul Grow Fat on This Food

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mass-Blog-for-the-1st-Sunday-in-Lent-2022.mp3) As we enter Lent, we are called to reexamine our diets—maybe by cutting down or eliminating empty calories. But there’s one food for which we are invited to be gluttons. The word of God is sustenance with many calories to keep us going through the […]

Who’s Rewarding Whom?

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mass-Blog-for-the-8th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) A recent newspaper article attempting to explain why Catholics are being drawn to Pentecostal churches cites the “theology of prosperity,” which holds that God’s grace is reflected in material wealth. It quotes a pastor who promises followers that they too will get rich if they […]

How to Feel Like God

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mass-Blog-for-the-7th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) Twenty-first century movie screens can often be windows into some of humanity’s worst depravities. By contrast, in the early 1930s, censors couldn’t abide—and therefore they cut—this one blasphemous line from a film aimed at general audiences: “In the name of God, now I know what […]

How to Avoid Injuries from Falling Idols

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mass-Blog-for-the-6th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-Time-2022.mp3) Pop culture pumps out idols on demand, like a factory makes widgets. In either case, (widgets or idols), without quality control, the end product can do a lot of damage. Idols are placed on high pedestals for all to see, but if their base lacks […]