The Rosary Of Peace

18th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 “Pray the Rosary for peace…”  This was the instruction of the Blessed Mother at Fatima.  We were given this great sacramental for our protection, so that we might pray with the Holy Mother of God and through her, and she might supply what is lacking in our prayers.  In reciting…

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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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A More Perfect Humility

10th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 This Mass is a Mass for the proud.  Every aspect of this liturgy has some reference to the superior moral virtue of humility.  The Gospel exemplifies humility in the publican, but as we advance in the practice of this virtue our understanding of it must develop as well.  Not only…

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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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Fall Forward

6th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 This Sunday brings our minds back to the two great sacraments of Holy Week: Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.  Through the former we are given life in the Mystical Body and by the latter that life is nourished and grows.  Those who fall short in attempting to “walk in newness…

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United Against Our Enemy

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 We are sensitive to offenses against us, but what are we like to our neighbor?  Our love for God can be measured by our fraternity.  Catholics must be more united than ever before.  We must stand unified against the onslaught of vices and perversions of all kinds that the world…

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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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Lent Is A Season Of Joy

Ash Wednesday 2022 Septuagesima season has prepared us for this time of removing sin from our lives.  This should comfort us as we begin this time of penance.  When examining our conscience we should not look at self but at Our Lord crucified to realize the effects of our evil on Him.  Lent is the…

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Indirect Charity

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2022 We have many wonderful saints this week and also the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at the end of the week.  St. Paul in today’s epistle teaches us how to practice love of neighbor through mercy, humility, meekness and kindness.  In the Gospel Our Lord prepares His disciples for…

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The End Of The Liturgical Year

26th & Last Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Sunday marks the end of the liturgical year and is a reminder not only of our own particular judgment but that of the general judgment.  Our Lord prophesied about this and used the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans as a sign of what is to come. …

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