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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God Thinks Thoughts of Peace

24th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Introit for these final Sundays after Pentecost is from the letter of Jeremias to the exiles in Babylon and reassures them that God will lead them back to the promised land as He leads us back to heaven.  The Gospel encourages us to believe that Christ, who sleeps now…

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Do Not Be Distracted

Palm Sunday 2018 Palm Sunday is an encapsulation of all of Holy Week as the triumph of the Resurrection is seen with the entry of Our Lord into the Holy City and the sacrifice of the Cross in the Passion.  We must not waste this week nor be distracted.  We can win souls to Christ by imitating the…

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We Die The Way We Live

3rd Sunday in Lent 2018 We learn in the Mass texts not to let evil enter our thoughts, words or deeds.  This is so we live every moment purely and for God.  Then we are prepared for the last moment when we receive the grace of perseverance efficaciously.  As the good works of Jesus were criticized in…

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Confession, Contrition, Satisfaction

2nd Sunday in Lent 2018 During Lent it is important to stir up sorrow for our sins and to receive the Sacrament of Penance.  The older form for the penitent to use in the confessional expressed aspects of this beautiful sacrament that we should appreciate.  If received well,  this sacrament can even make us holier than just…

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The Gift Of Lent

First Sunday in Lent 2018 Grace is present at every moment for us but especially during Lent.  We, as Christians, must not be a scandal to those in the world.  Lent is our retreat and it is dangerous to our spiritual life not to realize this.  The virtue of chastity cannot be practiced without constant help from…

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God Will Hear Us

Ash Wednesday 2018 In 1741 the pope declared that Lent is the true sign of the Christian fighting for his salvation by means of penance through fasting which is understood by the receiving of the sacramental of ashes today.  The entire Septuagesima season focused our attention on sin and our identifying the predominant fault we want…

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Today You Know Christ Is Coming

Vigil Of Christmas 2017 At the vigil Mass the joy of Christmas is already felt and this happy way that we receive the Infant King reassures us that His second coming will not be a harsh one for us.  On this last day of Advent St. Joseph is brought before us as the worthy descendant…

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The True Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2017 Relics of the true Cross are in our shrine and give us a link to the origins of this feast.  The Cross had its antecedents in the Old Testament but its exaltation began with Constantine’s victory under its banner.  His mother, St. Helen, discovered the true Cross and later…

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