The Battle for Souls

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The Lord is sweet and mild.  It should be easy for us to love our God.  We are moved to act as God wants us to by the grace given to us before, during, and after we act.  St. Paul speaks of the life blood of the Mystical Body of…

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Forgetting Self

15th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The Epistle for this Mass warns us against vanity.  It should be easy for us to see our neighbor as better than we are, because we know our own sins and we do not know how others will be judged.  How humble should we be when we remember that our…

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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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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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Taste And See His Sweetness

8th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 ”Taste and see how sweet the Lord is”  These words are from the earliest Communion psalm, which was a favorite among the early Christians.  We celebrate the feast of the Holy Maccabees, the only Old Testaments saints celebrated in the liturgy, and their story reminds us of our need for…

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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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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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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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