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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Pray And Believe

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2016 The time after the Epiphany continues to show us the revelation of God becoming Man. This is proven in the Gospel by a miracle to the Jews in the leper and to the Gentiles in the centurion’s servant.  We are also called during this time to join with the angels in adoring…
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Go To Heaven For Christmas

Second Sunday of Advent 2016 “Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?”  This question posed to Our Lord by the disciples of St. John the Baptist in no way implies that St. John himself had any doubts about the Divinity of Our Lord.  St. John had been informed by revelation…
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The Fool’s Thoughts Are In His Mouth

Day 25th Sunday after Pentecost The scripture passages remind us not to be guilty of detraction by speaking of the faults of others.  We are told that we may not like another person but we must still love that person in that we fervently desire and pray for their salvation.  Once a person’s reputation is…
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Our Citizenship Is In Heaven

23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2016 St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians informs us that there were enemies of the cross even at that time in the early Church.   One example is Tertullian who was considered a father of the church but lapsed into heretical ideas later in life.  So, the inference for us is that we…
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Bear Wrongs Patiently

15th Sunday after Pentecost 2016 Father speaks on the topic of our fallen nature versus grace, wherein grace acts as a curb to our tendencies to rail against and provoke our neighbor.  As Christ was often criticized by the crowd while he was preaching, so we are subject to the same sort of provocations by…
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