His Providence Never Fails

7th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 As St. Paul points out in today’s Epistle, what did our past life dedicated to sin accomplish for us?  Unless we repent, sin leads us to a sad end all alone except enslaved by our vices.  In contrast, how happy is the life of one dedicated to prayer! This is…

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Are We Afraid Of Battle?

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 In the Gospel Christ condemns unjust anger and asks us to love our enemies.  Will we shirk this duty as a soldier who refuses to go into battle?  In the Epistle St. Peter writes that we should be merciful and in return we will receive mercy. #20200705S

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Invincible Weapons

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2019 In the Gospel we learn that we are tied together because the man is cast in prison and his wife and children are sent there with him.  We also see the mercy of God and the consequences of not showing mercy to one another.  The Epistle reminds us that we…
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Put On The New Man

19th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 Beginning with the words of the Introit we are given peace in the midst of whatever tribulations we experience.  St. Paul in the Epistle tells us that by Baptism we are no longer in sin and must live a new life of grace.  All previous lying, stealing and refusing to…
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Love Of God And Neighbor

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Church begins our sanctification now with the reminder that our love of God is shown by our love of our neighbor.  This is so important that Our Lord instructs us to delay even prayer and public worship so we can first reconcile with our brother when necessary.  How we…
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Salvation Of The People

19th Sunday after Pentecost The Introit tells us that God is the salvation of His people and anyone can call upon Our Lord and be converted.  The Epistle teaches us about the need to control anger and not let it be excessive.  It is also part of the teaching that one must be angry when it is…
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Help Us, We Are Perishing

4th Sunday after Epiphany 2017 We must settle all disputes we have with our neighbor before we come to the Eucharistic table and to love and care for the souls of our neighbors, whether or not we like them personally.  St. Frances de Sales who had a bad vice, that of an extreme temper, re-channeled the…
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