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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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Seeing Life as a Mission

Given that we’re celebrating the solemnity of our patron, St. Anthony, today’s homily is about…


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Giving the Body for Others

I’ve never forgotten what the spiritual writer, Kimberly Hahn, said about the C-section scars on…


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It Matters That God is Called ‘Father’

Why is God called ‘Father’?  Can He be called ‘Mother’?  In the Second Reading, we see an…


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Learning from the Best

St. Teresa of Avila, a 16th century Spanish nun, writes about seven mansions of the spiritual life.  Describing…


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The Root of Our Sins

A famous priest, Fr. Mark Toups, teaches about spiritual healing using an apple and a…


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Three Characteristics of Happy Families

The classic Russian novel Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, begins with this famous sentence: “All happy…


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Men Taking Responsibility

Most of my early life, I ran away from responsibility: I procrastinated on homework; and…


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Growing in Community

I want to tell you about a deep desire, a dream, I have: I wish you…


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The Importance of Evidence in Faith

When I was ordained a priest fourteen years ago, I was a bit aggressive when…


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How Jesus Resurrects Life From Our Failures

Happy Easter, everyone! Jesus is the Lord of life, therefore, let’s look at how He…


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Being Christian in Public

Our final challenge in our Lenten wilderness experience is a call to courage.  Most Catholics aren’t…


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Renewing Our Hearts

Today, we’re talking about renewing our hearts, and two stories stand out in my mind…


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Have Mercy on Yourself, Because God Does

Our theme today is: Have mercy on yourself, because God does.  For the past three weeks,…


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Change Our Words, Change Our Love

Let’s talk about the sins of cursing, profanity, and vulgarity. Most of us (not all,…


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Seeing Into the Future

Over the years, I’ve reminded you how God takes care of us in suffering, but…


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Defeating Spiritual Laziness

Here’s a list of the seven deadly sins: pride, avarice, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth. …


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Reaching Out to the Marginalized

In 2013, Vinicio Riva went to Rome and, during a large papal audience, reached out…


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The Fullness of Life

If you had a magical power to change the world, what would you do (Matthew Kelly, The…


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