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Learning from the Apostle Paul How to Engage the Mars Hill of Our Age Watch

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During the days between the Easter and Pentecost, our readings at Mass take us back to the missionary exploits of the nascent Christian ... continue reading


In Order to Faithfully Observe the Commandments, It is Necessary to Truly Love the Good Watch

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In order to pursue the good wholeheartedly, it is necessary to truly love the good, to see it as a highly desirable treasure. The ancient ... continue reading


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We Can Recognize Him in the Breaking of the Bread on Our Own Road to Emmaus Watch

Image of In the Sacred Humanity of Jesus Christ we see who we are called to become as we grow in continual communion with Him. In this encounter with the Risen Lord, which is made present at every Eucharist because it is outside of time, we receive the graces we need to begin to walk the road of our daily lives differently because we have seen the Risen Lord! He walks with us on our own road to Emmaus. We learn to recognize Him, in the breaking of the bread.

On this Third Sunday of Easter many parishes experience the joy of children receiving the Eucharistic Lord for the first time in their ... continue reading


The Catholic Church: Not an Endeavor of Human Origin but the Plan of God Watch

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The plan of God cannot be undone. The words of Gamaliel in reference to the apostles, their successors and their mission in the Church, ... continue reading


Third Sunday of Lent: Come to the Well of Jesus and Drink Living Water

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On this Third Sunday of Lent the first reading from Exodus (17:3-7) recalls Israel's journey through the desert. In many ways, the journey ... continue reading


Walk the Way of Downward Mobility in the Shadow of the Cross Watch

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God became the least of these in the Incarnation of His Son. Will we be emptied of ourselves, in order to become men and women for ... continue reading



Jesus Does Not Issue Impossible Demands, But Rather Commands Us to Love as He Loved and to Become Like God

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To be perfect is both a command and a promise. We become perfect in becoming like God.  Such a sublime gift is made possible by the ... continue reading


Fr. James Farfaglia: How to Carry Your Cross Watch

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Too many of our contemporaries seek an easy life without suffering, without sacrifice, without renunciation, without mortification.  ... continue reading


Homily: Becoming Light and Leaven for the World Watch

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The late Blessed John XXIII wrote, "Every believer, in this, our world, must be a spark of light, a center of love, a vivifying ferment ... continue reading


Touching the Tassel on His Cloak on the Memorial of St. Scholastica Watch

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At every Holy Mass we encounter the same Lord, the same Living Word, the same Incarnate One who has been raised from the dead. Healing ... continue reading


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