Undying Confidence

Last Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Even at the end of the liturgical year we are still filled with great hope.  The virtue of hope, not based on natural motives, but based on our confidence in God, gives us the help we need to overcome the obstacles which stand in the way of our eternal goal. …

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We Fear Our Mighty King

Feast Of Christ The King 2022 We often forget that Christ, as the Son of God, owns us completely.  We belong to Him because He created us.  All power on earth comes from above, because it all comes from God.  Although, we often remember the meekness of Christ, we should also be filled with holy…

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We Must Obey To Be Saved

20th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The official in the Gospel for this Mass traveled a long distance to find Christ, but was rebuked for his lack of faith.  Yet, Christ rewarded the little faith he had, curing his child, and converting his whole household into some of the very first Christians.  St. Paul tells us…

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No Salvation Without Belief

13th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 In the collect of this Mass we beg for an increase of the three theological virtues.  If we do not believe, we cannot be saved.  This is why we must be continually taught the catechism.  We see that the lepers of the Gospel were cured because of their faith and…

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The More I Will Bless You

12th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Enthronement Of The Holy Infant Of Prague – The popularity of the devotion to Our Lord in the image of the Holy Infant of Prague has spread worldwide.  After the original image had been treated with disregard and forgotten for many years, through the miraculous direction from Heaven, it was…

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Examples Of Sanctity In The Midst Of Corruption

9th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 We must not neglect the saints.  We should know something about the great saints this week like Saints John Vianney, Lawrence, and Clare.  But we must not forget those saints that are especially attacked in our day, like St. Philomena and St. Christopher.  Those who speak ill of God and…

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We Possess All We Need

7th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 We are not only able to determine the virtue or malice of our neighbor by the fruits he produces, but if we are honest with ourselves, we can see whether our own fruits are good or evil.  We can find the first fruits of our lives in our prayers, the…

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Hold True to Principle and to Christ!

4th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Our Lord chose to preach from the boat of St. Peter in the Gospel because this boat represented the Church from which alone God’s word is taught.  We are in need of God’s help and must never despise it no matter how unworthy and sinful we are.  When we die,…

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Spirit Of The New Law

Pentecost Sunday 2022 Sunday is a day sanctified by God.  From the creations of the angels to the Resurrection of Our Lord, and now the feast of Pentecost, this day has been made holy in a special way.  The Holy Ghost descended upon that small group of disciples to institute the New Law and inspire…

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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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