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Bloomington, IN

Oct 10 – Homily – Card. Burke: Jesus’ Teaching on Marriage

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Homily #151010bs ( 12min) Play – Cardinal Burke at the Day of Reflection for Laity with the theme, “Holy Matrimony: Sacrament of Christ in His Church, (Eph 5:32)” at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN on October 10, 2015, gives the homily where he preaches on the Gospel of St. John where the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus in a doctrinal dispute on divorce. Cardinal Burke underscores Jesus’ use of natural law as well as divine law to uphold the indissolubility of marriage and how God will give couples the grace to live the demands of being faithful to their marriage vows.
Ave Maria!
Reading: Matthew 19:3-12

http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/19

To view more on this series of talks by Cardinal Burke:

http://airmaria.com/tag/day-of-reflection-on-marriage/

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Oct 09 – Homily – Card. Burke: The Grace of Priesthood

Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Homily #151009b ( 19min) Play – His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke gives the fifth and last homily or the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.”  He reflects on the Gospel account of the miracle of the catching of many fish and refers this to the grace of the priesthood where these fisherman would become fishers of men. He relates this to the first reading from St. Paul who says this treasure of grace is held in earthen vessels and to St. John Leonardi who’s feast day it was and who fought for reform of priesthood at the time of the Council of Trent and suffered much as a result. He exhorts all the priests attending this retreat to go forth and be one in heart with Jesus until he comes again to take us home.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Leonardi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:1-7
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 10
Gsp: luk 5:1-11

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Oct 13 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Unbelievable Miracle at Fatima

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Homily #151013b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan on the great miracle of the sun of the final Marian apparition at Fatima, Portugal this day ninety-eight years ago. He recounts some of the actual eyewitness testimonies of the event which was seen by seventy thousand people. He points out that many of those most connected to these events including the mother of Lucia, the main seer in the apparition, that even though she also testifies that the miracle occurred, was very unsure that Mary the Mother of God appeared, and especially to her own daughter. In this we see the greatness of what occurred there which was truly beyond our ability to fully comprehend.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 28th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 1:16-25
Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5
Gsp: luk 11:37-41

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Oct 12 – Homily – Fr Elias: Columbus and St. Seraphin

Monday, October 12th, 2015
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Homily #151012b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Seraphin of Montegranaro, a humble Franciscan brother, who lived a very pious life, exhibiting great love of God and his neighbors and devotion to Mary. And since this day is Columbus Day he mentions the bringing of the faith to the new world by Christopher Columbus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Seraphin of Montegranaro – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 28th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: rom 1:1-7
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Oct 11 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Attachment to Things

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
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Homily #151011b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the Gospel story of the rich young man who was willing to do anything for God except give up his many possessions. This makes it clear that he loved earthly treasures more than God, that creatures had become his God. We have been called by God in various ways. Let us be ready to respond to whatever this may be so that we may find happiness both here and in the eternal life to come.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 7:7-11
Resp: psa 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
2nd: heb 4:12-13
Gsp: mar 10:17-30

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Oct 08 – Homily – Card Burke: Eucharist and the Priesthood

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Homily #151008b ( 15min) Play – Card. Burke gives the fourth homily for the the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.”  Here he covers the importance of the Eucharist for the priesthood. This is related in the readings with references to the manna that was given to Israel. Jesus is the true bread from heaven that alone fulfills us and this is all fulfilled in the Eucharist which is truly the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus, first poured out on Calvary and made present again in an unbloody manner in the Mass. This is the bread that will lead us through the desert of this life and bring us to the eternal rest in heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Eucharistic Lord
Readings:
Deut 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Ps 35: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8, 9
Lk 9:11b-17

 

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Oct 07 – Homily – Card. Burke: The Priest and the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151007b ( 18min) Play – Cardinal Burke gives the third homily for the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN, themed, “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.” He speaks on the role of the Rosary in bringing the life of Christ into our lives with all its connection to the human family through His Mother Mary, and how this is especially so for those in the priesthood. He also explains the history of this feast for the Battle of Lepanto and how we should pray today for peace in the world and in the family which is so much threatened today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:12-14
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 06 – Homily – Card. Burke: St. Bruno and Priestly Vocations

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151006b ( 17min) Play – Cardinal Burke gives the second Homily on the 2015 Priests Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. He reflects on the call of all priests to an undivided union with Christ that takes precedence over his natural family and relates this to Jesus’ relationship to Mary and Joseph in the Joyful Mystery of the Finding in the Temple. The priesthood should be a daily pursuit of a permanent state of upward movement toward Christ. Giving the Eucharist to the flock is the first element in the pastoral charity to which the priest is primarily called.  He relates this to St. Bruno, the founder of the contemplative Carthusian Order, whose feast day it is today. Confusion of today that touches even on the priestly life involves the preoccupation to outward works and forgetting the divine love that flows from the union with the Eucharistic. The Church sees the value of the Carthusians in order to receive the graces of this profound connection in order to protect the rest of the Church from the waves of secularism. Let us be united to the Eucharistic Heart of Christ and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bruno – Opt Memorial
Readings: Luke 9:57-62

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Oct 05 – Homily – Card. Burke: The High Priestly Heart of Christ

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151005bs ( 17min) Play –  Cardinal Burke gives the homily for the opening Mass for the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.” He relates the vocation of priesthood to the mission of Christ in His ministry of salvation. This centers around the Mass which makes present the sacrifice of Calvary. Fulfilling this high calling requires great vigilance and effort, but mostly by asking Our Lord for the grace of ardent pastoral charity which is the measure of a priest’s spiritual life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest
Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14-20

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Oct 04 – Homily – Fr. Bernard Geiger: Francis Rebuild my Church

Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Homily #151004b ( 28min) Play – Fr. Bernard Geiger, OFM Conv. on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi explains the role of St Francis in renewing the Church of his time, having been told by Jesus through the crucifix at San Damiano to rebuild my Church. He then reflects on the response of so many who are called to play an important role in God’s plan, ‘Who am I Lord to do such a lofty goal’. Part of the answer is to ask God who He is, then we can start to be authentic disciples of His with a healthy humility. Listen as Father outlines all this in St. Francis’ life and how we should imitate him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Holy Father Francis – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
2nd: gal 6:14-18
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Oct 05 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Faustina and Mercy

Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Homily #151005b ( 02min) Play – Fr. Elias on the message of mercy of St. Faustina Kawalska and how it relates to  the first reading where Jonah received mercy from God even though he was disobeying God’s will; and the Gospel reading on the good Samaritan who showed mercy to the man attacked by robbers when the Jewish religious leaders would not. We need to be merciful to others and ask for God’s mercy and to go to the sacraments of the Church which are the channels of God’s Grace and participate in the year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis which will start on December 8th, 2015, the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of the Mother of our merciful God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Faustina Kowalska – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 27th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: jon 1:1-2:1, 11
Resp: psa 2:2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Gsp: luk 10:25-37

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Oct 03 – Homily – Fr. Bernard Geiger: The Importance of Love

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
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Homily #151003bs ( 20min) Play – Fr. Bernard Geiger, OFM Conv. gives the homily for the noon Mass for the Fall Marian Day at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. With the St. Theodore Guerin (solemnity in the diocese of Indianapolis) as a background, he focuses on the importance of love in the growth of holiness. First recognizing that God loves us and then how we need to love Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Theodore Guerin – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 2:16bc, 17cd, 21-,22
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: mat 19:3-12

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Oct 03 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Theodore Guerin

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
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Homily #151003b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life of St. Theodore Guerin and first Saturday devotions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Theodore Guerin – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 26th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: bar 4:5-12, 27-29
Resp: psa 69:33-35, 36-37
Gsp: luk 10:17-24

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Oct 02 – Homily – Fr Alan: Angels that Guard Us

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Homily #151002b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the role of guardian angels in giving us spiritual and even physical protection. He gives many references to these angels in scripture and from the writings of the saints and even from living witnesses.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Guardian Angels – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 23:20-23
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 10-11
Gsp: mat 18:1-5,10

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Oct 01 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Therese, Love of a Child

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Homily #151001b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life and spirituality of St Therese of the Child Jesus who discovered the secret to holiness in doing small things out of love for God and so accomplished more for the Church in her secluded convent than many others did in an active life as a missionary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Therese of the Child Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 66:10-14
Resp: psa 131:1bcde, 2, 3
Gsp: mat 18:1-4

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