Scandal

First Friday Conference October 2017 Scandal is mentioned in the Gospel for the feast of the Guardian Angels and Our Lord warns of the punishments for it.  Here is a detailed explanation of this sin against charity and how we can avoid it.  We also are reminded about the beauty and love of the angels.  Finally, we…
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Avoid The Devil’s Contagion

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Church begins to prepare us for the end of the liturgical year with this Mass which reminds us of judgment.  The Gospel gives the great commandments of the Law: love of God and neighbor, and the importance of faith in God Incarnate.  St. Paul reminds us to express our charity…
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Humble Yourself To Be Exalted

16th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Epistle and Gospel of every Mass so we should pay close attention.  He also aids us in our spiritual life which must be grounded in charity.  We should learn to trust the Advocate and not ourselves because we are often attached to…
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Make Us Love What You Command

13th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Collect Prayer for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost sums up our desire for an increase of the theological virtues and a desire to love God as He wants.  For this, we should pray the Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity daily because these virtues are essential for gaining heaven and we can never…
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Sunday Of Humility

10th Sunday after Pentecost In today’s Gospel about the Pharisee and the Publican Our Lord taught a valuable lesson to those who trusted in themselves and despised others.  The teaching concerned having a humble estimation of ourselves which would thereby prepare us for the glories of heaven because those who humble themselves shall be exalted. #20170813K 1…
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Seek Peace And Pursue It

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The season after Pentecost is the time for sanctity.  We should grow in love of God and of neighbor (which is the measure of love of God).  Today’s Mass warns against the obstacle that anger presents in accomplishing this goal. Although a natural passion, anger easily becomes inordinate and sinful because of…
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The Greatest Day Of Your Life

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2017 – 1st Holy Communion Sunday St. James in the simple and direct style of his epistle gives practical advice on living a moral life.  In the Gospel, Christ reveals the secrets of the Blessed Trinity to His apostles.  Also, today the children received their First Holy Communion and they were…
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St. Joseph Is Essential To Redemption

Feast Of St. Joseph 2017 St. Joseph was a holy man who fulfilled the law with devotion and heart-felt piety.  He was chosen to be the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to be the foster-father of the Son of God.  In that capacity he was the image of God the Father.  As the…
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I Must Admit I Am A Sinner

Sexagesima Sunday 2017 60 days before Easter and counting.  This is a time of conversion – conversion from what?  From a sinful lifestyle engendered by our fallen nature as a result of Original Sin and our pride, toked by the evil, which leads us to commit actual sins.  The antidote is a full examination of conscience, confession,…
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Season For The Humble

Septuagesima Sunday 2017 Septuagesima Sunday gives us notice that we are in the season of 70 days before Easter.   In this a time of preparation for the Lenten season, we need to cultivate the virtue of humility which wars against the vice of pride.  Humility, although absolutely necessary for us to attain heaven, is one…
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