Fundamentals For Fatherhood

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2022 With the vocation of fatherhood being so attacked in the world today, it is more important than ever for Catholic fathers to hold fast to the holy principals of their vocation.  True manhood, with its accompanying virtues of perseverance, responsibility, and love of neighbor, is the essential foundation for this…

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God Wants Our Whole Heart

Sunday After The Ascension 2022 We, as Catholics, must not lead a double life.  God desires our whole heart.  When we are told that we must “watch in prayer,” this means that we must be on guard against both the enemy and occasions of sin.  What a wonderful reward we are offered for the practice…

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Indirect Charity

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2022 We have many wonderful saints this week and also the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at the end of the week.  St. Paul in today’s epistle teaches us how to practice love of neighbor through mercy, humility, meekness and kindness.  In the Gospel Our Lord prepares His disciples for…

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Charity Lifts To Heaven

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2022 This week we will bless throats in honor of St. Blaise.  The Holy Ghost through St. Paul writes that we should owe no man anything except to love one another.  This endorses living debt free, as much as possible, but it does not include being free of charity which all…

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God Will Provide

Feast Of The Holy Family 2022 This first Sunday after the Epiphany begins the short season of manifesting the divinity of God made Man.  The Gospel contains the first words of the Word made Flesh and clearly reveal He is completely aware of His identity and mission.  The Holy Family is the model for all…

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Marriage of the Incarnation

The Holy Name Of Jesus 2022 This day can also be called the feast of God’s friendship with man.  It began to be celebrated in the fifth century but its origins reach back to the Old Testament when God first gave His Name of “Yahweh” which means “I am, Who Am” to Moses.  The reverence…

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God Speaks Through Reading

25th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 In today’s Gospel about the mustard seed Our Lord teaches us the importance of the spiritual life in a world that seems so foreign to His kingdom.  We should make a perfect act of charity daily, practice mental prayer and spiritual reading.  We have an apostolate to prisoners and there…

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Remember Death

All Souls Day, Evening 2021 The ancient pagan art in Rome often had death as its theme.  We too should meditate on death but Christianize it by seeing the goal as God in heaven.  Some of our brethren have not achieved the goal yet and are in Purgatory.  We can assist them by praying for…

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All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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Humility And Love Are Related

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today also commemorates the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was moved to September 12th because of the miraculous victory of the Christians in saving Europe from the Turks in 1683.  Invoking Our Lady’s name is a powerful aid to our spiritual combat as well.  Today’s Mass begins…

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