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Fr. Justin grew up in Richmond, BC, the third of three brothers. Though not raised Catholic, he started going to Mass when he was 13. After a powerful experience of God’s love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, he felt called to the Holy priesthood at the age of 16.

This site is a collection of my thoughts, musings and homilies.


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Reversal of Expectations #1: Nakedness, Shame & Healing

Two years ago, we did a five-part series on theology of the body and began with…


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Why Catholics Can’t Sing

Some of us have heard of this 1990 book Why Catholics Can’t Sing?.  The author, an American…


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God is Our Dad

Here are seven common distorted images of God: Competitor God, Transaction God, Disney God, Dictator…


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How the Holy Spirit Guides Us

Let’s apply what we talked about three weeks ago regarding discernment of spirits.  Today, St. Paul…


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The Gift of Motherhood and a Challenge

North Sentinel Island is 1,700 kilometers southeast of India, on which an indigenous hunter-gatherer tribe has…


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The Blessing of Conscience

Today, let’s talk about the power of conscience.  St. John writes, “By this [love] we will…


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Fathers Laying Down Their Lives

In the past, I’ve been open about my father’s faults and mistakes such that a…


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Who, me? Sharing God’s Mercy

On a scale of 1-5, how much mercy from God the Father have you received…


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Confidence in Jesus’ Infinite Mercy

I still remember a story Fr. Ron Thompson told me over 10 years ago.  Fr. Ron…


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Receiving God’s Joy at the Right Time

Happy Easter, everyone!  The Resurrection of Jesus is our most important celebration and the cause for…


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Big Picture #5: Loving God the Way He Wants

Now that we’ve begun Holy Week, the holiest time of the year, we need to…


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Big Picture #4: Happiness in Friendships & Family

Today, we’re talking about community, and let’s begin with the three kinds of friendship according…


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Big Picture #3: Put on Earth to Serve

The following quote is what God the Father is saying to us today: “You were…


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Big Picture #2: Becoming Like Jesus

Very deep in my heart, I still have a problem with unjust anger.  Months ago, during…


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Big Picture #1: God Offers What’s Most Precious to Him

  The First Reading is about the testing of Abraham, where God asks him to…


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Jesus Saves Us; We Don’t Save Ourselves

Could I ask a question: Do you consider yourself to be a big sinner, an…


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Reaching Out to the Marginalized

Today is the final homily of our four-part pro-life series.  Let’s begin with good news: A…


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IVF #3: Healing from Commodification & Idols

Today is the third homily in a four-part pro-life series with a focus on in…


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