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Archive for October, 2007

Oct 26 – Fr. Angelo Geiger – Obedience is Entirely Supernatural

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
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Homilies #187 – Fr. Angelo on the virtue of obedience. (11min) >>> Play
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Ave Maria!

This is a homily recorded from last Friday’s?Mass that we are only now posting.?

Listen as Fr. Angelo explains the supernatural nature of the virtue of obedience based on last Friday’s readings.

We now are bold enough to claim that we are back on schedule with homilies here at Griswold, CT so keep coming back?for your daily dose of Franciscan preaching.

Ave Maria!

Oct 31 – Fr. Bonaventure – The Narrow Way

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
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Homilies #190 – Fr. Bonaventure encourages us to strive for heaven (6min) >>> Play
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Ave Maria!

??Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”

Referring to today’s readings Fr. Bonaventure explains how we need to strive all the time to work out our salvation in fear and trembling by taking up our cross and following Christ.

Ave Maria!

Oct 31 ?? Pray for the Masons

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Ave Maria!

“With what intention must we offer the Holy Rosary? Don’t you think that the best intention is that the Masons convert as soon as possible, or rather, that they even enroll themselves in the Militia of the Immaculate and, with the desire to make reparation for the evil they have caused up till now, put themselves to work with greater fervor, following the example of St. Paul after his conversion, for the salvation of souls.” (SK #1133)

Video – Coredemption Conference: Raymond de Souza

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
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Short Video Series #7 – Raymond de Souza starts off the Coredemption Conference on a beautiful fall morning in Indianapolis (43min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

So here’s the first talk given at the Coredemption Conference held on Saturday 13th October 2007, at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, Greenwood, Indiana. Raymond de Souza had the honor of being the first speaker (or was it really an honor?) – we’ve taken the switched feed backup tape, fixed a few minor switching errors (no names mentioned!), re-captured the audio from the source tapes, and stitched this show together – please enjoy!

We will be trying to post one episode a week for the next several weeks until we have the whole Conference re-run. We will also make these talks available in podcasts, i.e. in MP3 format to download for use in MP3 players etc. – stay tuned.

Raymond has a brand new series now showing on EWTN – check it out Mondays at 11:00am, and Thursdays at 2:30am.

Raymond de Souza's new series on EWTN

Raymond de Souza’s Coredemption Conference Talk in MP3 format for iPods, MP3 Players, etc.

To download MP3 file, right-click on “Download” and then select “Save Link As…”

Ave Maria!

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Oct 30 – Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia – The Consideration of Heaven

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
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Homilies #189 – The Consideration of Heaven (5min) >>> Play
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Ave Maria!

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.
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With today’s readings Fr. Ignatius preaches on one of the great helps in the spiritual life, namely the consideration of Heaven, and how it spurs us forward to reach it, despite the difficulties that we face in this life.

Ave Maria!

Oct 29 – Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia – Three Enemies

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
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Homilies #188 -?The Flesh and The Spirit, Death and Life.?(7min) >>> Play
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Ave Maria!

Our first homily since the Conference in Indiana. Deo Gratias!

Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia gives the homily yesterday, Monday, for a votive mass for St. Maximilian Kolbe and bases it on the readings referring to the three enemies of the soul: the world, the flesh, and the devil and how?they militate against the spirit, or our spiritual development. He then points out that the flesh is the worst of these because you cannot run from the flesh. Concupiscence is always with us. Watch this video as Fr. Ignatius explains the need for penance to fight against the flesh.

Ave Maria!

Oct 30 ?? Pray the Rosary for those in Need

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Ave Maria!

“Why did the Immaculate in person, appearing to St. Bernadette with the Rosary in hand, want to exhort us to recite the Holy Rosary? For the benefit of whom? For the benefit of those who have greatest need, and more precisely for the benefit of these poor unhappy brothers of ours – the Masons, all the more pitiable for the fact that they don’t even realize that they are heading towards their own perdition; nevertheless, they are brothers, because Jesus by no means excluded them from the participation in the merits of His Passion.” (SK #1133)

Fr. Peter Fehlner’s Last Word on Plan B

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Ave?Maria!?

Here is the last word from Fr. Peter on this subject. It is meant to address comments in discussions going on here at AirMaria:

Father Peter Damian Fehlner, S.T.D. Weighs in on Plan B in Connecticut
Father Peter Damian Fehlner, S.T.D. Weighs in on Plan B in Connecticut. (Continued)
Fr. Peter vs. Plan B the Battle Continues

And at Mark Shea’s site Here?and Here

And at American Papist Here

Now for Fr. Peter:

On the Malice of Contraception or Onanism.

My critics, almost unanimously, define the malice of contraception in terms of the separation of procreative and unitive ends of marriage in the use of the marriage act or intercourse by the married.? As one of these critics put it, since in rape there is no unitive end, there is no possibility of separation, hence no possibility of contraception.

For the moment I will prescind from this point and merely note that I could find no standard or approved moralist writing before 1968 who defined the malice of contraception in such terms, or insisting that the sin was only possible for the married.

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Oct 29 – Contemplate the Crucified One

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Ave Maria!

“Abandon yourself completely to God and you will be happy. Accordingly, contemplate the Crucified One. Make yourself similar to Him??Totally commit yourself for the salvation of all with every possible means; Jesus, in fact, declared to St. Bridget that He was disposed to suffer much more than He already suffered for each individual soul, in order to save it.” (SK #966)

Video – Fr Maximilian – The Cornerstone #31: Mary According to St. Francis

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

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The Cornerstone #31 – Fr. Maximilian explains how the doctrine of the Primacy of Christ is expressed in the Marian teachings of St. Francis and St. Maximilian (8min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Maximilian continues his reflection on Mary in God’s creative plan. In this entry, Father reaffirms Mary’s exalted position through the eyes of St. Francis in his “Antiphon for the Office of the Passion” and in another of his prayers titled “Salutation to the Blessed Virgin“. In these prayers, Francis highlights the fact the Mary has a unique relation to the Trinity that no other creature shares. Fr. then explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe borrowed from and deepened this insight of Francis in his own prayer of praise.

Ave Maria!

Oct 28 ?? Pray the Rosary out of Love

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Ave Maria!

“The recitation of the Rosary is not obligatory under pain of sin, but what kind of love would limit itself to fulfilling only one’s strict duties, whose neglect of becomes a transgression, even grave? Such a way of acting would seem more like the service of a slave than the love of a son towards his most beloved heavenly Father and the most affectionate Mother. No, this would be unworthy of one who loves Mary! The one who truly loves Her seeks rather the opportunity to go to Her as often as possible, to remain as long as possible at Her feet.” (SK #1102)

Oct 27 ?? Prayer leads to Love of God

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Ave Maria!

“Only by prayer is it possible to achieve St. Augustine’s ideal: “Love of God to the point of despising oneself“, a despising not only imaginary but real, so that, always knowing ourselves better, our nothingness and our weaknesses, we may really despise ourselves and desire that others treat us as we merit to be treated.” (SK #903)

Video – Fr. Peter Fehlner: St. Maximilian on the Holy Spirit

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
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Short Video Series #6 – Fr. Peter speaks at Steubenville on St. Maximilian and his teaching on the Holy Spirit and the Immaculate Conception (80min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fr. Peter Fehlner speaks at Steubenville University, at the invitation of Dr. Scott Hahn. The talk is on his book St. Maximilian Kolbe: Martyr of Charity – Pneumatolgist where he outlines the teaching of St. Maximilian on the the Holy Spirit and His relation to the Immaculate Conception. He covers St. Maximilian’s methodology, his teaching on the Holy Spirit, the implications in theology and some of the objections raised against this Saint. The talk is followed by a question and answer session. Come listen to this fascinating talk on this sublime subject.

Notes are available

St. Maximilian Kolbe: Martyr of Charity – Pneumatolgist

Author: Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI, STD


Other Books Mentioned in the Talk:

Roman Conferences of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe

Author: St. Maximilian M. Kolbe

Translator: Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI,

Virgo Ecclesia Facta – The Virgin Made Church

Author: Fr. Johannes Schneider, OFM
Translator: Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI, STD
Immaculate Conception and Coredemptrix

Download PDF Here

Author: Dr. Mark Miravalle

Oct 26 ?? Prayer more Important than Activity

Friday, October 26th, 2007

?Ave Maria!

“External activity is good: but clearly it is something of secondary rank. And even less is its importance when compared with the interior life, the life of recollection, of prayer, the vigor with which we exercise a personal love for God.” (SK #903)

Oct 25 ?? Pray Often

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Ave Maria!

“Let us pray, let us pray well, let us pray much, both with the lips and with the mind, and we will experience in ourselves how the Immaculate will take ever more possession of our souls, how our belonging to Her will continually deepen under every aspect, how our faults will vanish and our defects will weaken, how suavely and mightily we will be drawn ever closer to God.” (SK #903)