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Friday, January 30 - Homily: St. Hyacinth and Perseverance

Friday, January 30 - Homily: St. Hyacinth and Perseverance Watch

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Fr. Alan on the virtue of perseverance and how this was so important in the life of St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti.

Thursday, January 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots

Thursday, January 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots Watch

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In today's Gospel, Our Lord says, "To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away." What does ...

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower Watch

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Let us strive to good soil and to bear a hundred fold.

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God Watch

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Whenever we hear "brethren of the Lord," we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius. We should also know that doing the ...

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit Watch

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To blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin because it hardens the heart of the sinner to such an extent that it takes a very ...

Friday, January 23 - Homily: Mary and Joseph, Model of Marriage

Friday, January 23 - Homily: Mary and Joseph, Model of Marriage Watch

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On this day the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the espousal of Mary and Joseph. Fr. Elias points out how the marriage of Mary and Joseph ...

Thursday, January 22 - Homily: Pray for Legal Protection of Unborn

Thursday, January 22 - Homily: Pray for Legal Protection of Unborn Watch

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Today, in America, there is no legal protection of unborn children!?

Wednesday, January 21 - Homily: Meekness Overcomes Anger

Wednesday, January 21 - Homily: Meekness Overcomes Anger Watch

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Anger often leads to a lack of charity and self-control, but meekness overcomes anger in ourselves and others.

Tuesday, January 20 - Homily: Neighbor over Ritual

Tuesday, January 20 - Homily: Neighbor over Ritual Watch

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Referring to the Gospel reading where Jesus harvests grain on the Sabbath, Fr. Joachim explains how love of neighbor takes precedence over ritual ...

Monday, January 19 - Homily: Index of Our Charity

Monday, January 19 - Homily: Index of Our Charity Watch

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Our attitude toward our neighbor is like an index of how well we are responding to God's grace. This is most apparent when we recognize Jesus in ...

Faithlessness Breeds a Guilty Conscience

Faithlessness Breeds a Guilty Conscience Watch

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By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke

Friday, January 16 - Homily: Sin Causes Sickness

Friday, January 16 - Homily: Sin Causes Sickness Watch

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We know that sin can cause sickness (cf. Nm. 12:10; 1Cor 11:30). St. Bede and St. Basil, Doctors of the Church, say the man in today's Gospel was ...

Thursday, January 15 - Homily: Harden Not Your Hearts

Thursday, January 15 - Homily: Harden Not Your Hearts Watch

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If we hear the Lord's voice calling us to prayer, to Confession or to good works, we must not harden our hearts.

Wednesday, January 14 - Homily: China Missionary

Wednesday, January 14 - Homily: China Missionary Watch

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Fr. Elias on the life of Bl. Odoric of Pordenone who was an early Franciscan missionary taking the faith to China. Today the faith is still growing ...

Tuesday, January 13 - Homily: Divinity of Jesus

Tuesday, January 13 - Homily: Divinity of Jesus Watch

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Fr. Joachim on how Our Lord manifests Himself in His Baptism. He relates this to the Arian heresy that denied that Jesus was ...

Monday, January 12 - Homily: Jesus' Baptism ends Christmas

Monday, January 12 - Homily: Jesus' Baptism ends Christmas Watch

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Fr. Elias on the Baptism of Our Lord and how this commemoration officially ends the Christmas liturgical season and starts Ordinary Time. He ...

Friday, January 9 - Homily: The Testimony of God

Friday, January 9 - Homily: The Testimony of God Watch

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Throughout the course of history, God has testified to His Son through the prophets, the apostles and the Church. Those who have a living Faith, ...

Thursday, January 8 - Homily: Good People Go To Hell

Thursday, January 8 - Homily: Good People Go To Hell Watch

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People who are only naturally good go to Hell. Only supernaturally good people go to Heaven.

Wednesday, January 7 - Homily: St. Therese on Fraternal Charity

Wednesday, January 7 - Homily: St. Therese on Fraternal Charity Watch

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Father presents three ways that we may interpret the commandment of fraternal charity: (1) Do not do to others what you don't want them to do to ...

Tuesday, January 6 - Homily: St. Andre, Humble Miracle Worker

Tuesday, January 6 - Homily: St. Andre, Humble Miracle Worker Watch

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On the memorial of St. Andre Bessette Fr. Alan preaches on the life of this humble religious brother who overcame a very difficult start with ...

Monday, January 5 - Homily: Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Monday, January 5 - Homily: Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Watch

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Here is the homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, celebrated by Very Rev. John Lankeit, Rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Fr. Paul Schenck on the Feast of the Epiphany: What Does it Reveal?

Fr. Paul Schenck on the Feast of the Epiphany: What Does it Reveal?

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By Fr. Paul Schenck

Each of us needs to be open to this wonderful gift of human life, of eternal life, by responding to God's love calling us to worship Him as ...

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

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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 ...

Friday, January 2  - Homily: Brothers for the Faith

Friday, January 2 - Homily: Brothers for the Faith Watch

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Alan on the two Saints and Doctors of the Church Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen who worked together against the Arian heresy.

Wednesday, December 31 - Homily: End of Year Reflections

Wednesday, December 31 - Homily: End of Year Reflections Watch

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Fr. Alan uses the readings for today to reflect on the year that is now ending and looking forward to the new year. He focus on the birth of ...

Tuesday, December 30 - Homily: Do Not Love the World

Tuesday, December 30 - Homily: Do Not Love the World Watch

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St. John teaches us today not to love the world and the things of the world because they are passing away. We need to love God and do the will of ...

Monday, December 29 - Homily: Keeping up with the Nazarians

Monday, December 29 - Homily: Keeping up with the Nazarians Watch

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Fr. Joachim on the feast of the Holy Family exhorts us to not worry about 'keeping up with the Joneses' but rather to imitate the Holy Family ...

Friday, December 26 - Homily: Witnessing to Christmas

Friday, December 26 - Homily: Witnessing to Christmas Watch

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Father comments on the Feast of St. Steven, the Protomartyr, and tells us that this reminds us that the joy of Christmas, of the Incarnation, ...