Fr. Gerald Murray is Pastor of the Church of the Holy Family in New York City.


Free Will, Faith, and . . . Abortion?

  We live in a world of contradictions when it comes to many things of great importance in life. Whether we realize it or not, faith in God is the most important aspect of our lives. Since God put us on planet Earth, and God will call us back to himself when our life here...
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Fr. Joseph Koterski RIP

  It is a great sorrow for me—and for so many others who knew and loved him—to lose, or better said, to commend to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the true and faithful servant of God Joseph Koterski, SJ., who died of a heart attack on August 9 while preaching a retreat. He was 67...
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On Opening Up This Summer

  Now that the COVID-19 crisis is rapidly subsiding due to widespread vaccinations and the increasing likelihood of herd immunity, people are returning to socializing. How refreshing it is to be with old and new friends at parties, sports events, and in church. Man is a...
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Love as Prelude to Persuasion

I served for 11 years as a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve. Chaplains’ school consisted of a seven-week training program at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. One of the lessons we learned was how to carry on “deck-plate ministry.” Chaplains were instructed to get...
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The Donkey’s Vital Work, and Ours

  “Jesus . . . sent two of his disciples and said to them: ‘Go into the village opposite you, and immediately upon entering it, you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone should say to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’...
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