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Aug 29 - Homily: The Example of the Martyrs

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Father Matthias comments that today's liturgy calls martyrdom a "privilege." He comments on the continuing horrors in the Middle East, its potential to spread to the West, and the place of violence in Islamic theology and history. We must look to the example of constancy that our brothers in the Middle East are giving, and strive to spiritual prepare for the possibility of being asked to do the same. Finally, let us have recourse to the Rosary, for "Rosary Crusades" have proved themselves as a decisive weapon in the fight against the forces of darkness. Ave Maria! Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Mem - Form: OF Readings: Friday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time 1st: 1co 1:17-25 Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 10, 11 Gsp: mat 25:1-13 To Download Audio go to


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  1. Lenore
    11 months ago

    Like St. John the Baptist, he is a prophet crying in the wilderness of sin and secularism, hedonism and selfies! Priase the Lord for him and his truth.

  2. Jason
    11 months ago

    What a heroic, courageous, truthful, and much needed homily from a truly faithful priest. Thank you and God bless you. Keep preaching the truth. May we all pray for the preservation of the one true faith from its enemies within and without, and pray for the conversion of those who persecute us. Let us begin a new Rosary Crusade to combat the evils spreading throughout the world today.

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