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Video – Courage ’15 #7 – Bp Seitz – Happiness by Embracing the Cross – CONF 281

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Conferences #281 – ( 43min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed.

Most Rev. Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso, gives his talk, “Surprised by Joy: Finding True Happiness by Embracing the Cross” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He gives many quotes from St. Paul and others on the happiness we will have if we embrace our crosses knowing that Jesus, our creator, also embraced His cross for us. Not only will this timeless wisdom help us get through suffering much more effectively than modern platitudes, it will also help us to live with integrity and prepare us for eternal happiness with Our Lord in heaven.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. Most of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to people of any orientation, worthwhile to all. http://couragerc.org/

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Monica

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Homily #150827 ( 05min) Play – Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica, model of a virtuous woman and powerful intercessor for those who have children who have fallen away from the faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 3:7-13
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Diligence in Work

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Homily #150826l ( 06min) Play – Fr. Jacinto on the first reading where St. Paul exhorts the Thessalonians to not neglect work. Father connects this to the writings of Pope St.John Paul II and St Jose Maria Escriva that we can become holy through work and set a good example to non-Christians.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 21st Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1th 2:9-13
Resp: psa 139:7-8, 9-10, 11-12
Gsp: mat 23:27-32

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: 7 Joys of Our Lady

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Homily #150826 ( 02min) Play – Our Lady found all Her joy in God, Her Savior and Son.  We should do the same.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Joys of the BVM – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 2:1-14
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Andre: Virgin Made Church

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Homily #150823a ( 07min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Andre M. Feain on the readings for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 23rd 2015.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: On Mint, Dill and Cummin

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Homily #150825l ( 04min) Play – Fr. Jacinto expounds on the need to fulfill the importance things in our relationship with the Lord, loving Him and loving our neighbor, and that this is consistent with the obeying the Ten Commandments and other smaller requirements of religion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Louis – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 2:1-8
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:23-26

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St. Louis the King: Patron of Franciscan Tertiaries

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

St. Louis, King of France (1214-1270)   Feast Day is August 25th

from a spiritual testament by King Saint Louis IX to his son:

My dearest son, my first instruction is that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your strength. Without this there is no salvation. Keep yourself, my son, from everything that you know displeases God, that is to say, from every mortal sin. You should permit yourself to be tormented by every kind of martyrdom before you would allow yourself to commit a mortal sin. If the Lord has permitted you to have some trial, bear it willingly and with gratitude, considering that it has happened for your good and that perhaps you well deserved it.

If the Lord bestows upon you any kind of prosperity, thank him humbly and see that you become no worse for it, either though vain pride or anything else, because you ought not to oppose God or offend him in the matter of his gifts. Be kindhearted to the poor, the unfortunate and the afflicted. Give them as much help and consolation as you can.

Thank God for all the benefits he has bestowed upon you, that you may be worthy to receive greater. Always side with the poor rather than with the rich, until you are certain of the truth. Be devout and obedient to our mother the Church of Rome and the Supreme Pontiff as your spiritual father.

In conclusion, dearest son, I give you every blessing that a loving father can give a son. May the three Persons of the Holy Trinity and all the saints protect you from every evil.  And may the Lord give you the grace to do his will so that he may be served and honored through you, that in the next life we may together come to see him, love him and praise him unceasingly. Amen

Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Dedication of the Church

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Homily #150825 ( 05min) Play – Today in Griswold, we celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of the church and we pray that it may remain a place of pure worship and fullness of redemption.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Common of the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church – Form: OF
Readings:
Gsp: John 2:13-22

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Fall River Pro-Life Boot-camp – Variety 275

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Balloon with "life" written on it


Variety #275 – ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Several interviews with the organizers of the 2015 Pro-Life Boot Camp in the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. The video was filmed at the prayer vigil across the street from the Four Women Health Services (the local abortion clinic) in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on June 18th, 2015.

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Aug 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: Divine Irony

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Homily #150824b ( 12 min) Play – This homily is a commentary/reflection given by Fr. Elias M. Mills  on the mysterious passage in St. John’s Gospel concerning the meeting of Christ and Nathaniel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:9-14
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: joh 1:45-51

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Video – 12 – Theefold Virginity, Part1 – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #12 ( 21min) Play – The second Marian dogma to be declared by the Church is that Mary is a perpetual Virgin. This virginity is threefold before, during and after the birth of Jesus her Son. In this first of two parts on this subject Dr. Miravalle covers:

– Proclamations
– – Pope Martin I 649 Lateran  Council
– – II Constantinople Ecumenical Council
– Virginity is not negative, giving gift to God
– Mary does this perfectly and at same time is Mother of God
– Before Birth
– – Miraculous conception of Jesus, Annunciation
– – Sources
– – – Apostles Creed
– – – Isiah 7:14 – A virgin shall conceive and bear a son
– – – Luke 1:26-38 – I know not man
– – – Permanent condition, vow of virginity
– – – Unanimous among Fathers of the Church
– During the Birth
– – Left womb without opening
– – Physical virginity perceived
– – Fathers refer to “A virgin will bear”
– – Reflection of Jesus leaving the seal of death, resurrection
– – References of recent popes

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Aug 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Homily #150824 ( 09min) Play – The episode from the Gospel for today’s feast teaches us that we don’t necessarily have to have the best arguments on hand to convert souls, but we can simply invite them to “come and see” Our Lord, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:9-14
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: joh 1:45-51

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Religious Liberty

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150823 ( 12min) Play – In today’s first reading, Joshua gives the Israelites the freedom to choose to serve the one, true God or demons.  Similarly, in the Gospel, Our Lord gives His disciples the freedom to be partakers of the table of the Lord or of the table of demons. (cf. 1 Cor 10:21)
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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Video – Courage ’15 #6 – Joseph Pearce – Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings – CONF 280

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Conferences #280 – ( 80min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed, viewer discretion advised

Prof. Joseph Pearce of Aquinas College gives his talk called “Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He gives deep insight into the Catholic nature of J. R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings, especially in regard to sin as represented by the ring. He makes a distinction between the ring wearer, the depraved Gollum, who is addicted to sin, and the ring bearer, Frodo, who carries the burden of sin for the sake of others as Our Lord did in carrying the cross. He shows how this is all a mirror of our lives and the need to live in such a way as to prepare ourselves for eternal life in heaven.

http://www.thomasmorecollege.edu/blog/faculty-staff/joseph-pearce/

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. The vast majority of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to all Catholics of any orientation and is well worth viewing. http://couragerc.org/

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Eucharist, Faith and Family

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150823l ( 20min) Play – Listen to Fr. Jacinto’s homily as he relates the Eucharist, the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, to faith, marriage and the pro-life movement.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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