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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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How to Realize You’re Special

Bob was only 13 when his father left the family.  Being the second oldest of seven…


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The Best Time to Grow Spiritually

How do you want this year to be better than last year?  I’ll ask again: How…


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A Chance for Reconciliation

Merry Christmas, everyone! During the First World War, there was the famous Christmas Truce of…


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Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Once I was doing a video conference call with eleven priests, and the topic for…


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Welcoming Others as Christ Welcomed Us

Three weeks ago, we gathered donations for the seven people who lost their belongings in…


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The Gift of the Wake-up Call

This is Angelo Roncalli, in the centre, an Italian seminarian in 1901.  Note that he’s young…


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The Essence of Christianity

God is calling us to understand the big story of our faith, today.  In other words, what’s…


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A Call to Service

You know how we all say we’re busy?  Can we be honest and admit that, despite…


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How to Become a Hospitality Superhero

Here is an excerpt of Fr. Justin’s “Radical Hospitality” talk at the Upper Room Conference…


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Spontaneous Prayer

I’ve said some foolish things in my life.  One time I met a woman who said,…


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Parenting

A good young priest, Fr. Lucio Choi, once shared with me how he was discouraged,…


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Healing is Simpler Than Imagined

I know a man who’s got a lot of problems: He struggles with his closest…


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How do you spell faith? R-I-S-K

Many of you have said that you remember the story I told last year about…


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How We Treat the Poor Matters

I have a happy announcement to make, one that reminds us to do some biblical…


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Should There Be Separation of Church and State?

On December 1, 1955, a 42-year old black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give…


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The Value of One Person

Two years ago, I learned something funny about boys and girls.  At the end of the…


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Fruitful Discipleship

One of the last times I went to Confession, I wanted to make a really…


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Made for Service

When I was in Taiwan living at the Holy See nunciature (Vatican embassy), Msgr. Russell…


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