Pray The Catholic Way

5th Sunday After Easter 2019 As we approach the end of Easter season and the extinguishing of the Paschal candle we should remember the importance of lighting votive candles.  We should heed the practical advice of St. James in his epistle today when he tells us to put our faith into action.  We must not…
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Christ’s Love Is Causative

Conference On The 4th Sunday After Easter 2019 In this talk after Mass we learn about the qualities of glorified bodies.  Our Lord exhibited these after rising from the dead and they are: subtlety, agility, clarity, impassibility and immortality.  We will also possess them one day in heaven with Christ if we imitate His life…
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Our Daily Battles

26th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Collect for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost must be taken to heart.  Both words and works are needed to reach heaven and we must perform the works in the state of grace.  The crucifix is the reminder of what God did for us and we must be like the…
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Love Without End

25th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The theme of the 25th Sunday after Pentecost is God’s Infinite Love.  Men are sanctified by thinking of His Love, returning it and loving others, especially the unlovable.  Is that not what Christ does in loving us, the unlovable sinners that we are?  The Gospel warns about the weeds in…
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God Thinks Thoughts of Peace

24th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Introit for these final Sundays after Pentecost is from the letter of Jeremias to the exiles in Babylon and reassures them that God will lead them back to the promised land as He leads us back to heaven.  The Gospel encourages us to believe that Christ, who sleeps now…
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Be Prepared To Meet God

All Souls Day Evening 2018 All Souls Day is a consoling Catholic liturgical commemoration which distinguishes us from other religions.  It reminds us of the perfection required for entrance into heaven and a place of mercy for those who still need purification.  It warns us of hell if we die an enemy of God.  Christ…
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All Saints Chapel

All Saints Day 2018 Our chapel could be named for All Saints Day because we have the Beatitudes from the Gospel on the walls along with statues of the saints, especially those who were sinners.  This is a reminder of the origin of this feast in transferring relics to St. Mary of the Martyrs in…
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His Kingdom Of Love

Feast Of Christ The King 2018 After a preview of All Saints and All Souls Days, the sermon proper for the feast of Christ the King begins after the Epistle and Gospel.  Pope Pius XI established the feast in 1925 to counter the secularism that permeates our society.  After an examination of the causes leading…
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We Are The Coin Of Tribute

22nd Sunday after Pentecost 2018 In the Epistle for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost St. Paul gives us consoling words from his place of imprisonment.  God will see the good work He has begun in us reach its perfection. On our part we need to pray for final perseverance.  In the Gospel Christ is not…
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Our Fight With The Devil

21st Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost is the beginning of the end as the liturgical year draws to its conclusion in preparation for the coming end of time.  St. Paul warns us to be prepared in the battle we must wage against the superior forces of the devil.  With prayer we…
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