Father James DiLuzio is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Paulist Fathers, the first order of Catholic priests founded in the USA. An emphasis of the Paulist mission is to "Give the Word a Voice in the 21st century, " i.e., to keep the sacred scriptures in dialogue with the diverse panorama of American culture. Father DiLuzio’s missions and retreats provide tools for faith communities to relate biblical dynamics to their own lives. His work fosters collaboration among parish staffs and parishioners to intrigue non-observant relatives, friends and co-workers to the many advantages of conversing with our biblical heritage and becoming part of a local parish. All tools are multi-faith sensitive and respectful of participants' thoughts and feelings.

Author Archives: James DiLuzio

The Times Are A’Changing –BECAUSE THEY MUST!

Today I invite us to consider the number “40” as part of our hope not only to recover from the pandemic but for substantial change in our world, especially to let economics SERVE THE PEOPLE, no the people serve economics . It’s time. We have approached or are approaching (depending where you live) the 40th…

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Paulist Fathers Need Your Support

I am here today for the Annual Paulist Appeal. Once again, asking for your financial support to maintain our lives and collaboration with you, the Catholic faithful. We are grateful to be blessed that so many of you work with us in our service to the Church and society. We hope and pray you do,…

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FROZEN II movie review

FROZEN II Review by Father James DiLuzio Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven are off on a new adventure and the Disney animators have outdone themselves in visuals. I saw Frozen II in IMAX and the vistas and panoramas of Arendelle, Forests, Glaziers and Canyons are stunning, and the characterizations, especially emotive eyes of…

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Christ Now!

Homily for Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time November 2019 Mal 3:19-20a     Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9    2 Thes 3:7-12    Lk 21:5-19 6 AM New York City. Wednesday November 13th. Twenty-three degrees Fahrenheit with a windchill well below that found a hundred or more  young women and teens lining along Avenue of the Americas at 48th Street…

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Jesus’ Take on “The Grasshopper & The Ants”

HOMILY FOR 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2019 Gospel: Lk 12:32-48 Five Hundred or so years before Jesus, Aesop recorded a Fable entitled “The Grasshopper and The Ants.”  It went like this: One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had…

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Preaching as a Biblical Character

I was interviewed by Boston College Professor Thomas Kane (also a Paulist Father) for his Instructional Video on Preaching. My component was “Preaching as a Biblical Character,” i.e., as the writer of the Gospel of Luke. If you have some time, take a look: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/edevnts/CampusEvents/Resources/flesh-made-word/biblical-character.html…

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