Our Souls Must Rule Our Bodies

14th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week has two Marian feasts: the Nativity and the Most Holy Name of Mary.  These give us the opportunity to increase our devotion to the Blessed Mother for her role in our salvation, sanctification and protection.  In the Epistle for today St. Paul warns his converts again of the…

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Love God With Your Whole Being

12th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and we should imitate our Blessed Mother whom Our Lord said “heard the word of God and kept it”.  This Gospel about the Good Samaritan reminds us that we can see how much we love God by how…

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The Triumph Of His Blood

Feast Of The Precious Blood 2020 This feast marks a victory and stands in thanksgiving for it.  Pope Pius IX was exiled from Rome in 1848 by an army of the enemies of the Church.  He promised to honor the Precious Blood of Christ after God would restore him to Rome and that happened on…

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Our Most Sublime Prayer

3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2020 The Gospel shows Our Lord coming to protect us and this is perfect for Father’s Day as well.  When asked how to pray Christ gave us the Our Father.  When we receive Holy Communion we are united with Our Lord.  We are meant to be saints and must pray and…

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We Rest In His Hand

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2020 Among the themes of the time after Pentecost which we are beginning is the assurance given us by Divine Providence.  No matter the crisis we face God is always with us and never tests us beyond our strength.  The Holy Ghost reminds us of this through the sacred liturgy which…

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Heaven Is Our Real Home

Ascension Thursday 2020 Today Our Lord gloriously entered heaven and made it a home for all humanity through His Sacred Human Nature seated at the right hand of God the Father.  To emphasize this, all the saved who had been detained in the Limbo of the Patriarchs from Adam to St. John the Baptist entered…

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Know The Risen Christ

3rd Sunday After Easter 2020 At the midway point between Easter and the Ascension we look back and ahead.  Our Lenten penances have prepared us for the revelation of the Risen Christ and the renewal of our baptismal vows.  We attest our faith in this fundamental proof of all Jesus said and did.  This month…

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Understanding Is The Gift Of Easter

Easter Sunday Morning 2020 English speaking Catholics call this “Easter” Sunday because it is another example of the power of the Church and the liturgy to Christianize even evil pagan elements. The glory of the risen Savior will be ours one day but many saints were transfigured even in this life.  We are “eighth day…

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Faith And Gratitude At Easter

Easter Vigil & Midnight Mass 2020 These are the last moments of Lent and culminate in the greatest vigil of the liturgical year.  This ceremony has many elements which we review before starting so we worship with the utmost awareness and devotion.  We have the Paschal fire and candle, the Praeconium, the lessons, the blessing…
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She Is In Bitter Grief

Good Friday 2020 The Church mourns the death of God in an even more dramatic way this year.  The Solemn Liturgical Action expresses this loss through the Passion of St. John and the two prophecies.  Then we join with Christ on the Cross for His universal prayers for all.  We venerate our means of salvation…

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