Christmas Is Hope

Christmas 2019 As we gather at the crib of Bethlehem we renew our belief in the fundamental truths of the Incarnation (God made Man) and the miraculous virgin birth (the Blessed Mother’s perpetual virginity).  After thousands of years of suffering in consequence of Adam’s sin this night marks the beginning of our redemption and the…

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We Will Bless Our Crosses

1st Sunday Of Advent 2019 The feast of St. Nicholas on Friday is a celebration of an heroic early bishop whose acts of charity have been carried on to our day in the figure of Santa Claus.  Advent and the new liturgical year begin today and the Introit of the Mass is an appeal to…

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How Often Do We Thank Him?

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 On this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul reminds us that charity is the bond of perfection.  Our Lord gave us the example of forgiving sinners as an expression of our love.  We can imitate that towards our neighbor, especially the ones who might annoy us.  God will help…

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Love Rules All

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 In the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul teaches that charity must be part of the fulfillment of all the commandments and not a license to commit sin.  We must do our part and fight against evil.  We need to ask for forgiveness, renounce our sins…

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Ordinary Means of Holiness

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2019 The Introit and some of the Mass propers for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be repeated on the next two Sundays.  They renew the joy of the Incarnation and show forth the divinity of Our Lord.  These are reminders of the essential quality of the liturgy in sanctifying our…

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Follow Your Star

Feast Of The Epiphany 2019 The feast of the Epiphany is the manifestation of God made Man and seen in the Holy Infant by the Magi. The Magi were Gentile wise men who were familiar with Hebrew prophecies & recognized in a miraculous star the fulfillment of them in the coming of the Messiah. They…

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New Year

Octave of the Nativity 2019 The Octave of the Nativity is an ancient feast with roots in pagan times.  The Christians felt the need to gather on the first day of the new year to do penance for the pagan revelry of the previous night.  This popular penitential devotion moved the Church authorities to institute…

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He Grew And Became Strong

Sunday Within The Christmas Octave 2018 The Sunday during the Octave of Christmas is a renewal of the feast of the Nativity.  We should feel the comfort of our Faith and disregard the propaganda of the media which has a particular animosity toward Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.  The Gospel points out the first…

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Feast of Hope

Christmas 2018 Midnight  Christmas brings joy to all the people of the world despite any attempts to thwart it.  So along with the sorrows around us nothing prevents God dwelling among us.  We hope in God that He will save us and exercise His Kingship in a society devoted to His Royal and Davidic line. …

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Our Nature’s Solitary Boast

Immaculate Conception 2018 The Proclamation of the dogma of today’s feast of the Immaculate Conception was done by Pope Pius IX in 1854.  This prerogative is an absolutely supernatural gift to the Blessed Virgin Mary in light of the Passion and Death of her Divine Son and which created Her as a worthy vessel for…

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