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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teach Us to Pray: The Our Father and Communion with God

Teach Us to Pray: The Our Father and Communion with God 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 ...

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 ...

God's Wheat: St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr shows us How to Live as Christians Today

God's Wheat: St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr shows us How to Live as Christians Today

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, ...

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, ...

Fr Randy Sly on Becoming a House of Prayer

Fr Randy Sly on Becoming a House of Prayer Watch

Year of Faith

By Father Randy Sly

Becoming a House of Prayer is the best discipline we can take on. St. Ephraem of Syria states that Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves ...

Jesus Weeps and Offers the Path to Peace

Jesus Weeps and Offers the Path to Peace Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

If this day you only knew what makes for peace- but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a ...

The Kingdom of God is Among You. What Did Jesus Mean?

The Kingdom of God is Among You. What Did Jesus Mean? Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In Jesus Christ, the Kingdom has been inaugurated. Upon his return it will be made complete and fully manifested in a new heaven and a new earth. We ...

Year of Faith: Bringing the Feast of the Presentation of Mary to Life

Year of Faith: Bringing the Feast of the Presentation of Mary to Life Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary, let us make the choice to surrender ourselves to the same Lord who Joachim and Ann honored when they ...

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Our Lady's Encouragement

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Our Lady's Encouragement Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

I got off the subway at Termini station and went up to the busy streets of Rome.  I had to walk past the place where all the prostitutes ...

Tuesday Homily: Conversion and Perseverance in the Life of Faith

Tuesday Homily: Conversion and Perseverance in the Life of Faith Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Roger J. Landry

As the Year of Faith draws to a conclusion, we, like Zacchaeus, are called to repent all those times that we haven't set an example of faith for ...

MONDAY HOMILY: Lord, Please Let Me See!

MONDAY HOMILY: Lord, Please Let Me See! Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr. Stephen B. Reynolds

Lord, please let me see. - How could Jesus not be moved by this request, this plaintive and direct petition? Especially since this blind man - ...

Live Ready. Persecution is One of Those Promises of the Bible

Live Ready. Persecution is One of Those Promises of the Bible Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

No matter how difficult it may become, we need not be afraid. We were born into these times and we are born again for these times. In fact, the Lord ...

We Are all Going to Die. The Important Question is How Are We Living?

We Are all Going to Die. The Important Question is How Are We Living? Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

As we consider the timeline of God's unfolding plan, the redemption of the whole cosmos, the God who gives and governs time, invites us to ...

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Sacred Scriptures

Reflection on the Catholic Catechism: Sacred Scriptures Watch

Year of Faith

By Michael Terheyden

The Church has always venerated the Scriptures as the Word of God, and they make the voice of the Holy Spirit sound again and again in the words of ...

THURSDAY HOMILY: Living and Spreading the Kingdom of God

THURSDAY HOMILY: Living and Spreading the Kingdom of God Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

As we come near the end of the Year of Faith called for by Pope Emeritus Benedict, we hear a passage from St. Luke (Luke 17:20-25) which speaks ...

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Be Healed of Leprosy

WEDNESDAY HOMILY: Be Healed of Leprosy Watch

Year of Faith

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT

Leprosy, we are told in the book of numbers, came from Miriam, the sister of Moses, grumbling about his authority and inciting people against ...