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Solemnity of the Lord's Presentation: Thanksgiving for Nuns Who Taught Me

Solemnity of the Lord's Presentation: Thanksgiving for Nuns Who Taught Me

Daily Homilies

By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph D, STD, Executive Director Catholic Education Foundation

This Feast of the Lord's Presentation in the Temple, has been observed for many years now as an occasion to acknowledge the contributions of ...

The Happy Priest on the Baptism of the Lord and our own Baptism

The Happy Priest on the Baptism of the Lord and our own Baptism Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. James Farfaglia

The consideration of Jesus' baptism, gives us an opportunity to remember our own baptism.  If you do not know the date of your own baptism, it ...

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The first sentence of this Sunday's gospel (Mt 2:1-12) presents us with a contrast between three figures: Jesus, Herod the Great, and the magi who ...

Holy Innocents, Selfishness and Abortion

Holy Innocents, Selfishness and Abortion

Year of Faith

By Fr. Randy Sly

When you think about the slaughter of these innocent children and the continuing slaughter of the unborn through the horrors of abortion, it becomes ...

Full of Grace: We Learn to Live a Life of Yes from Mary

Full of Grace: We Learn to Live a Life of Yes from Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What came about in bodily form in Mary, the fullness of the godhead shining through Christ in the Blessed Virgin, takes place in a similar way in ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Culture of Life

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Culture of Life Watch

Daily Homilies

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not ...

All Souls Day - Joining Them on the Journey

All Souls Day - Joining Them on the Journey Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Randy Sly

The custom of remembering the faithful departed goes back to the early days of the church, when their names were posted in the church so they could ...

Learning to Follow Jesus Christ From a Man Named Zacheus

Learning to Follow Jesus Christ From a Man Named Zacheus Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Zacheus climbed that tree in order to see the Lord, not to be seen by Jesus. He did not care what the crowd thought of a grown man climbing a tree! ...

St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I know what is to my advantage. At last, I am becoming his disciple. May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, ...

Learning the Secret of Persevering Prayer

Learning the Secret of Persevering Prayer Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

We are all called to persevering prayer, no matter what our state in life or vocation. Preparing ourselves for such prayer means learning to silence ...

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: The Our Father

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: The Our Father Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What Jesus is teaching is a Way of Life. We can have the same relationship Jesus has with the Father, the intimate communion the disciples ...

We Are ALL Called to Labor in the Vineyard of the Lord

We Are ALL Called to Labor in the Vineyard of the Lord Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Do we see the Church as Some-One, the Risen Christ truly present in His mystical Body, into whom we have been Baptized and now live? Do we, like ...

Justin Martyr is a Model for All Christians in this Pre-Christian Missionary Age

Justin Martyr is a Model for All Christians in this Pre-Christian Missionary Age Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On the Feast of Justin, Martyr, we need new apologists, defenders of the faith, who are unafraid to contend in the marketplace of ideas for ...

Like Bartimaeus, We Are Blind: Cry out to Jesus, Lord Help Me to See!

Like Bartimaeus, We Are Blind: Cry out to Jesus, Lord Help Me to See! Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The same Jesus who passed by Bartimaeus is alive today. The Good News is that no matter what has happened in our past, Jesus walks into the ...

Tell Me About the Trinity: Honoring Jerry and Plumbing the Mystery of God

Tell Me About the Trinity: Honoring Jerry and Plumbing the Mystery of God Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

'The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the ...

We Are all Going to Die.How Are We Living?

We Are all Going to Die.How Are We Living? Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

We are to live as though time really does matter. We are invited by grace to give ourselves away for others; to imitate the One who gave Himself for ...

Regret of Judas or Repentance of Peter?

Regret of Judas or Repentance of Peter?

Year of Faith

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting.

Third Sunday of Lent: Repentance in the Desert

Third Sunday of Lent: Repentance in the Desert

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

It is important to understand that sin and God's holiness are incompatible. There is a radical conflict between the total and infinite purity, ...

Come to Me: My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light

Come to Me: My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Jesus said: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and ...

Fr. Randy Sly on the Parable of the Sower, and the Garden of the Heart

Fr. Randy Sly on the Parable of the Sower, and the Garden of the Heart

Year of Faith

By Fr. Randy Sly

In the parable of the sower, we learn a lot about the desire of God to offer to everyone to truth of the gospel. We see here a sower who sows ...

Monday, June 29 - Homily: Following Christ's Vicar

Monday, June 29 - Homily: Following Christ's Vicar Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on how we have so many opportunities to heroically follow the Vicar of Christ, the pope in these difficult times.

Thursday, June 25 - Homily: Fools Who Will Not Enter the Kingdom

Thursday, June 25 - Homily: Fools Who Will Not Enter the Kingdom Watch

Daily Homilies

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that non-practicing Catholics are fools who will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Wednesday, June 24 - Homily: John the Baptist Sanctified by Marian Mediation

Wednesday, June 24 - Homily: John the Baptist Sanctified by Marian Mediation Watch

Daily Homilies

All the virtues that St. John the Baptist practiced began with his sanctification by Marian mediation. Father explains some of these virtues ...

Tuesday, June 23 - Homily: Thou Shall Not Judge

Tuesday, June 23 - Homily: Thou Shall Not Judge Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Thomas Aquinas answers whether it is lawful to judge in ST II-II, q. 60, art. 2, citing St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom.

Monday, June 22 - Homily: Modesty - the Summertime Virtue

Monday, June 22 - Homily: Modesty - the Summertime Virtue Watch

Daily Homilies

During the summer, special attention needs to be given to the practice of the virtue of modesty, which the Catecechism decribes as "refusing to ...

Friday, June 19 - Homily: Petitions of the Our Father

Friday, June 19 - Homily: Petitions of the Our Father Watch

Daily Homilies

Father explains the various petitions contained within the Lord's Prayer.