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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Gospel Of Consolation

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The parable of the Good Samaritan revolutionized the ancient world’s outlook on how to treat the less fortunate.  Its impact is still felt today because even our secular society has “Samaritan” laws and institutions recalling this lesson from Our Lord.  There is a deeper meaning to this story which explains how Christ…

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Be A Man Of Prayer

11th Sunday After Pentecost 2017 We must do good to others and be grateful for whatever gifts we receive.  To live a spiritual life requires prayer more than our natural life needs the air we breathe.  By its power we are enabled to make all the daily sacrifices God requires of us along the path of perfection. …

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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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The Devil’s Weapon

Sermon From Septuagesima Sunday 2014 We have begun a new season, and we are in a transition preparing us for Lent.  We must be aware of what we are struggling against in this season of examination.  This Sunday focuses especially on Original Sin and the story of Adam and Eve.  We have been thrown out…

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Examination for the New Year

Sermon From Last Sunday After Pentecost 2013 At the end, Christ will come openly for all to see, and yet many evil people will remain unrepentant.  Why?  Because they do not want to be converted.  We must not be among them, and we must begin our preparation now by using the sacrament of Penance and…

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Love Never Fails

Sermon From All Souls Day 2013 This beautiful Mass for the Holy Souls in Purgatory has its own sequence entitled “Dies Irae” which means the Day of Wrath.  It is a warning to the living of the judgments of God but ends with hope of happiness in heaven.  Today is proof that the debt for…

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