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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 ...

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.

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 ...

Faithlessness Breeds a Guilty Conscience

Faithlessness Breeds a Guilty Conscience Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

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

Living Faith As A Verb: Leaven in the Loaf

Living Faith As A Verb: Leaven in the Loaf Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Faith is a Verb, a call to a dynamic participation in the life of God; a call to be a part of His ongoing loving plan for the world. That plan ...

A Meditation on the Sacred Heart of Jesus: My Heart to Gods Heart

A Meditation on the Sacred Heart of Jesus: My Heart to Gods Heart Watch

Year of Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, O burning furnace of divine Love, you are the symbol and summary of the whole mystery of our Redemption.  O mystery of ...

The Wedding Invitation of Jesus: We are Called to Live the Nuptial Mystery

The Wedding Invitation of Jesus: We are Called to Live the Nuptial Mystery Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

It is not accidental that the Bible, from beginning to the end, uses marriage as a metaphor and a symbol to reveal the plan of God for the whole ...

Learning from Martha and Mary: Choosing the Better Part

Learning from Martha and Mary: Choosing the Better Part Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Roger J. Landry

To all of us in this frenetic era, who feel drawn-and-quartered by seemingly having to do so many things well at once, Jesus, with words shocking to ...

We are Stewards of the Vineyard of the Lord

We are Stewards of the Vineyard of the Lord

Year of Faith

By Fr. Randy Sly

In our Gospel passage for today, Jesus parallels the prophetic words of Isaiah with his own words of warning. Obviously, the vineyard is still ...

Feast of the Guardian Angels: Angels Are Real and All Around Us

Feast of the Guardian Angels: Angels Are Real and All Around Us Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Fred Bartels

The Lord has given us devoted, powerful friends of resplendent beauty who stand ready at our side, ever-watchful angelic guardians who take a ...

Healing our Fractured Freedom

Healing our Fractured Freedom Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

One of the truths of life is that what we choose determines who we become. Choosing not only has consequences outside of us, it changes us. The ...

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

'But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.' The reality of our frail human nature is that ...

The Sower. The Seed. The Field. Understanding the Christian Mission

The Sower. The Seed. The Field. Understanding the Christian Mission Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

"A sower went out to sow. And, as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little ...

Praying the Bible: Lectio Divina Helps us Fall in Love with the Living Word

Praying the Bible: Lectio Divina Helps us Fall in Love with the Living Word Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The early Christians received the scripture as a gift. Do we? They knew that the sacred words were meant to lead them into a deeper communion of love ...

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Understanding the Bible

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Understanding the Bible Watch

Year of Faith

By Michael Terheyden

How we interpret the Bible is of immense importance! It directly affects what we believe about Christ, the Church, and our faith, but it is also ...

Christ the King, the Year of Faith and the Catholic Counterculture

Christ the King, the Year of Faith and the Catholic Counterculture Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

We celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is one of many opportunities the Catholic Church year offers to each one of us to consider the ...

The Bones of Peter, the Successor of Peter: Close of the Year of Faith

The Bones of Peter, the Successor of Peter: Close of the Year of Faith Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King, the Sunday which marks both the end of the Church Year and the end of the Year of Faith, ...